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

Your dentist said you need a Root Canal – Now what?

Nobody looks forward to hearing a dentist say, “you need a root canal.” Fortunately, these days there is little to fear. Whether it’s caused by tooth decay, an unexpected injury, or a dental emergency, when tooth pain comes up, it’s important to address it as soon as possible. By taking immediate steps, you’ll feel better and likely save your tooth. And that means making an appointment with your dentist as soon as you [...]

May Is Save Your Tooth Month and Professional Endodontics is happy to participate and educate!

Save Your Tooth Month is dedicated to helping the public understand the role endodontics play in dental health and how endodontists help save teeth. This is a very special month and the team at Professional Endodontics is privileged to work with the American Association of Endodontists to raise awareness of endodontics—a specific and important part of dentistry. To most people however, endodontists are almost invisible, an unknown and almost mysterious part of dentistry. [...]

An Endodontist’s Guide to Relieving Anxiety Surrounding Root Canal Treatment

By spreading information about modern root canal treatment, dentists and endodontists can relieve patient anxiety and, ultimately, save more teeth. Root canal treatment is an endodontist’s most essential tool when it comes to saving natural teeth. Dentists and endodontists will agree that the majority of their patient visits, outside of routine appointments, involve some form of root canal treatment. The problem is that most patients don’t have a clear understanding of what root [...]

Professional Endodontics Celebrates Six Years with MDA’s Mission of Mercy

The Michigan Mission of Mercy event provides dental treatment to low-income families who may not have access otherwise. Professional Endodontics planted its roots in Detroit, Michigan in 1951. Since then, our practice has diligently served the communities of southeastern Michigan, branching out to three new state-of-the-art facilities in Clinton Township, St. Clair Shores, and Southfield. At Professional Endodontics, we recognize that without our community, we would not exist. We appreciate and admire [...]

Don’t Be Misled by Myths About Root Canals

Over time, a stigma has formed around root canal treatment that deems it to be a painful process with the possibility of leading to cancer, stroke, or other health problems. Professional Endodontics would like to break that stigma because, in reality, this is an outdated and unfounded view of root canals. In fact, there is no scientific evidence at all to prove it is linked to cancer or other unrelated health issues. The [...]

Advances in Endodontic Microsurgery Might Save Your Teeth

Consult an endodontist to find out if dental extraction can be avoided through endodontic microsurgery. Though endodontic nonsurgical treatment, or root canal treatment, has a high success rate—exceeding 90%—there are many occasions when the tooth doesn’t heal correctly. In these cases, patients will experience pain and/or swelling in the treated tooth due to a non-healing endodontic lesion. If untreated, this issue can lead to further deterioration of the bone and/or tissue surrounding the [...]