Running a thriving dental practice entails everything from routine cleanings and fillings to diagnosing more complex dental problems. The work can overwhelm even the most dedicated, seasoned practitioner. You know that nothing can slow your day down more than squeezing in an emergency molar endo! One way to alleviate some of that [...]
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Simply stated: work to save your tooth. If you’ve been told you need a root canal, you may wonder what that really means and what your dentist or endodontist will actually do. Let’s start with the basic question: what is a root canal? A root canal is essentially removing the nerves and [...]
FDA-approved silver diamine fluoride treatment is an effective noninvasive alternative to combat tooth decay. Silver diamine fluoride (SDF) is a liquid substance used to help prevent tooth cavities (or caries) from forming, growing, or spreading to other teeth. While the ideal way to treat tooth decay is by removing the decay and [...]
Myths about root canal pain are exactly that — myths! It’s unfortunate that when a dentist or endodontist utters the words “root canal,” patients often blanch and think “Oh my gosh, the pain!” We say it’s unfortunate because the idea that root canal treatment is a severely painful process is a myth. [...]
Professional Endodontics P.C., is proud to announce that it has merged with North Oakland Endodontics in Clarkston. The Clarkston practice, located at 6803 Dixie Highway, will be renamed Professional Endodontics and is the group’s fourth office in the Metropolitan Detroit area. Effective immediately, the merger will allow the Professional Endodontics group to [...]
Advanced technology makes for better treatment and patient care Successful root canal treatment requires the clinician to be precise, focus on detail, and give his or her full attention to the patient’s well-being. To this end, knowledgeable clinicians will call upon their own skills, training, and experience to take on root canal [...]
The best choices today for your patients. As a practicing dentist, you’re undoubtedly familiar with pulp capping, a procedure frequently done to delay and often prevent the need for a future root canal treatment in immature permanent teeth. You may be doing these yourself or perhaps referring your patients to an endodontist for [...]
Antibiotics play a key role in most infections, but when it’s about teeth, they’re not the entire solution. With the medical knowledge and technology we have available these days, finding out you have an infection of some kind almost always draws an automatic response: “Infection? No problem, I’ll just take an antibiotic.” [...]
The use of lasers in root canal treatment is gaining acceptance The use of lasers in specialized dentistry is more accepted and popular than ever. According to the American Association of Endodontists, lasers are supplementing and even replacing drills and other traditional tools for some dental procedures, including root canals. There are [...]
Both are dental care professionals, one is a specialist to consider. Chances are that if you’re reading this article, you like to be well informed about dental health. Maybe you’re reading this because your dentist referred you to an endodontist and you’d like to know a little more—perhaps it’s the difference between [...]