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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 [...]

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 when a stronger, tougher dental restoration can easily replace it? May [...]

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 [...]

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