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

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 [...]

You’ve Been Told You Need a Root Canal: What’s Next?

The thought of a root canal instills anxiety if not outright fear in many people. But if your dentist says you need a root canal, it really shouldn’t frighten you. The days of painful root canals are long gone. Today, tales of root canal pain are frequently exaggerated and often simply untrue. Such stories do a disservice to dental health if a person avoids a root canal because of misinformation. Here’s the truth: [...]

What Does a Dentist or Endodontist Actually Do When Performing a Root Canal?

Simply stated: work to save your tooth. If you’ve been told you need a root canal, you may wonder what that really means and what your dentist or endodontist will actually do. Let’s start with the basic question: what is a root canal? A root canal is essentially removing the nerves and blood vessels from inside if a tooth, leaving as much tooth and root structure as possible for strength. So how does [...]

The Truth About Pain in Root Canal Procedures

Myths about root canal pain are exactly that — myths! It’s unfortunate that when a dentist or endodontist utters the words “root canal,” patients often blanch and think “Oh my gosh, the pain!” We say it’s unfortunate because the idea that root canal treatment is a severely painful process is a myth. It’s simply not true. Yes, root canal can result in some post-procedure discomfort- like any dental procedure, but the purpose of [...]