Patient Blog2017-07-12T20:08:54-04:00

How COVID-19 Stress is Causing Dental Pain and Problems

The media is full of information about the ongoing effects of COVID-19 on recovered patients. Some long-haul symptoms are unpleasant, but a topic that is getting less attention than it deserves is the way the coronavirus affects oral health. Reports by dentists show that the stress of living through the global pandemic is causing an increase in conditions like bruxism, which can result in lasting damage to the teeth and jaw. What is [...]

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 the American Dental Association (ADA) showed only 0.9% of dentists had [...]

Endodontists and Root Canal: You’ve Got Questions, We’ve Got Answers.

FAQs to set your mind at ease  Your dentist has recommended that you see an endodontist for a root canal. This may be a surprise or something you expected, and you may have questions about root canals. Let’s try and answer the most frequent ones right now. What is an endodontist? Endodontists are specialists in endodontics, a branch of dentistry that is involved with treating the pulp (root canal) and surrounding tissues of [...]

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 infection control. Before and after each and every patient, we clean [...]

Top Reasons to See an Endodontist

Why and when should you see an endodontist? There are three main reasons: If you’re experiencing tooth pain or sensitivity to hot or cold; If you’ve been involved in an accident and experienced facial trauma or there is swelling around your teeth, gums, or face; If your dentist has told you that you need a root canal. Endodontists are dental specialists skilled in diagnosing and treating tooth pain and performing root canal procedures. [...]

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 longer wait times for patients in need, overloaded staff, and shortages [...]

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