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

The Importance of Endodontics, and What It Involves

It’s easy to believe one type of “dentist” does the same work as the next, but that’s not entirely true. The field of endodontics (root canal therapy) in particular, is highly specialized, and practitioners have completed extended education to qualify them to be called Endodontic specialists. Here’s what endodontics involves, and why it’s important to understand the difference between what Endodontists do and what regular dental professionals do. The Role of Tooth Pulp [...]

Save Your Tooth Month: How an Endodontist Helps

It’s May, which is once again Save Your Tooth Month in the U.S. While there are multiple reasons why it’s so important to save your natural teeth, the one thing you don’t always hear is how to actually achieve that. As endodontists, saving natural teeth is our mission, and since taking care of your teeth is healthier and less expensive than replacing them with dental implants, we can help you protect your smile [...]

4 Essential Root Canal Recovery Tips

A root canal procedure is a fact of life for many Americans. According to the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), more than 41,000 root canals are performed every day, which adds up to over 15 million root canals each year. Only a small percentage of cases develop complications or experience more than mild discomfort - especially when the procedure is performed by an Endodontist. Still, the way you care for your mouth after [...]

Does Drinking Sparkling Water Damage Your Teeth?

As the world we live in gets warmer, hydration for the sake of good health is becoming more important every day. Sales of bottled water and purifying water bottles are at an all-time high, but many people simply don’t like drinking pure, unadulterated water. Sparkling water is a popular solution that comes in various flavors, levels of sweetness, and degrees of carbonation. Currently, multiple sparkling water brands are flooding the market to encourage [...]

5 Vital Reasons to Choose an Endodontist Over a General Dentist for a Root Canal

During the Covid-19 pandemic, many Americans realized just how challenging it was to be unable to go to a hair salon. Hair grew long and untidy, color faded and grew out, and home haircuts highlighted the importance of getting regular attention from a properly trained person. You might wonder what this has to do with dental care, but it’s similar to consulting a general dentist for a root canal or other endodontic procedure. [...]

6 Factors That Define How Long a Tooth Lasts After Root Canal Treatment

The primary reason for having root canal therapy is to preserve a damaged tooth, but that doesn't mean the tooth will last forever. Dentists usually recommend root canal treatment when the tooth's inner tissue, known as the pulp, gets infected or has been affected by decay or trauma. Pulp exposure due to decay or trauma can result is extreme discomfort. Infection within the tooth may eventually spread to the supporting bone, resulting in [...]

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