Root Canal Awareness Week brings public awareness to endodontics so that patients and general dentists know to contact an endodontic specialist for root canal treatment.

Endodontists play an important role in dental health, yet not many people even know they exist. That’s why the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) established Root Canal Awareness Week eleven years ago. The goal is to inform patients and dental professionals of the role endodontists play, to recognize the value of natural teeth and to alleviate fears surrounding root canal treatment. Endodontists’ advanced training, specialized techniques, and superior technologies make them the best choice for root canal treatment and other more serious dental issues. By collaborating with an endodontist, dental practices can offer reassurance to their patients that in the case of a dental emergency, they are in the hands best-equipped to save their tooth. Root Canal Awareness Week begins the week of May 7th, so be sure to participate by spreading information and kind words about endodontists and their practice.

Specialists in Saving Teeth

Endodontists specialize in saving and maintaining tissue in and around the root canal. This means that an endodontist is usually working in a space that is about the size of Franklin D. Roosevelt’s ear on a dime. Endodontists must train to be as precise as possible, but the real advantage they have is the instruments they have access to. At Professional Endodontics, our staff utilizes the latest technology in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) that provides accurate images of individual root canals, the most efficient and flexible canal shaping instruments, and the most effective filling and sealing materials to complete treatment. These tools help our staff to properly diagnose and map out a patients root canal, thoroughly disinfect and prepare the canal for treatment, and successfully fill and seal the canal when treatment is completed.

Most people are still under the impression that root canal treatment is an excruciating and daunting procedure. However, with the advent of these new instruments and methods combined with more effective anesthetics, root canal treatment has become quick and painless. In fact, most treatments can be completed in two appointments or less. It’s important to remember that there is no equivalent replacement for the natural tooth, so when a tooth can be saved, it is in the patient’s best interest to consult an endodontist: the superheroes of saving teeth. For more information about root canal treatment, endodontics in general, or building a collaborative practice with Professional Endodontics, contact us or visit our website. In the meantime, spread awareness about root canal treatment and the wonderful work of endodontists to help us achieve our goal of saving the natural tooth.

About Professional Endodontics

Professional Endodontics has been exceeding the standard of care in Wayne and Macomb counties for over 50 years. The team specializes with treating issues with the inside of the tooth and goes out of its way to provide a safe easy environment for patients. Each member of the practice is dedicated to providing excellence in patient care and values high-quality relationships with referring dentists and specialists. Each endodontist at Professional Endodontics has been individually chosen as Best Dentists. Thanks to contemporary advances in endodontics, Professional Endodontics is able to use innovative technology to treat and save teeth that have suffered damage to the soft tissue within the roots of the tooth.

Professional Endodontics now offers three state-of-the art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and a fully renovated Southfield location in the Comerica Tower. All locations offer the latest in advanced dental deliver systems, microscopy, and digital radiography.

Professional Endodontics

29201 Telegraph Road

Suite 110

Southfield, MI 48034

(248) 358-2910