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

Endodontic Obturation; What is New?

Endodontic obturation is the last but not least step of the root canal treatment. The sequential procedures during the rigorous treatment protocol are critical for a successful outcome in endodontics, starting from a correct diagnosis, access opening and cleaning and shaping of the root canal system. Obturation is important because it will help prevent the penetration of microorganisms through the canal system [...]

Save Your Tooth Month: Why Saving Your Natural Teeth Matters

We live in a world of disposable goods, where most of the products we buy and use have a limited lifespan. We fully expect a TV to last only a few years, and then we replace it with a newer, upgraded, faster screen with more functionality. In the age of flawless tooth restoration capabilities, then, why bother to save a natural tooth [...]

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 [...]

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