Endodontic News2017-07-12T20:03:06-04:00

Survey Shows Dental Offices are Safe from COVID-19

As Covid-19 continues to upend our lives, it has far-reaching effects on our health in surprising ways. Some people are skipping their regular dental visits because they are afraid of exposing themselves to the virus. Dentists, too, are operating under restrictions and with reduced hours, so it’s harder to get the appointment time you need. A survey conducted in June 2020 by [...]

Maxillary Sinusitis and Endodontics

When should a sinus infection be treated by a dentist? When it’s really an MSEO. It is commonly acknowledged in dental and medical literature that there is a relationship between dental infections and sinus disease. It is critical to correctly identify maxillary sinusitis of endodontic origin (MSEO), since failure to do so—and subsequent failure to manage the endodontic source pathology—may result in [...]

The Dental Dam: An Essential Tool for Root Canal

When your dentist sends you to the endodontist for a root canal or performs the procedure you may be seeing some new instruments not normally on the dental tray. One of these is the rubber dam. What exactly is it, and why is it being used? The “dental dam”, introduced in the last half of the 18th century, is primarily used in [...]

Professional Endodontics Maintains High Standards in Safety and Cleanliness

As people everywhere adjust to the “new normal,” key questions continue to arise, among them, “Is it safe to go to my doctor or dentist?” At Professional Endodontics, the answer is clearly “Yes.” Here’s why… Creating a safe environment for patients and staff is a hallmark of any good dental practice. Professional Endodontics adheres to best-practices in terms of hygiene protocols and [...]

Dr. Steve Shoha Reviews Current Trends in Endodontic Irrigants

The root canal procedure has always relied on mechanical and chemical action for disinfection. Mechanical debris removal is accomplished by stainless steel hand files and NiTi rotary files, and chemical disinfection and lubrication by irrigants. While there are many irrigants on the market would like to highlight a few that we use in our offices. Sodium hypochlorite ( NAOCL) is still the [...]

People With Dental Emergencies Should Seek Care From Endodontists, Not Hospitals According to AAE

In a recent news release from the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) people with dental pain or emergencies are urged to seek care from endodontists rather than hospitals. As a result of the evolving COVID-19 pandemic hospitals and emergency rooms can experience surges of patients seeking care. The additional measures being taken to reduce the risk of spreading COVID -19 lead to [...]

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