Endodontic News

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

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 [...]

They’re Your Patients, and We’ll Help You Care for Them

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 pressure without compromising your practice is to create a referral [...]

A New Tool to Help Reduce Tooth Decay

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 placing a restoration, SDF offers an effective, often less expensive [...]