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Debunking Myths About Root Canals
There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment and whether patients experience root canal pain. The American Association of Endodontists wants you to have accurate information. As always, when considering any medical procedure, you should get as much information as you can about all of your options. Your dentist or endodontist can answer many of […]
Avoiding Tooth Extraction – The Choice to Save Your Natural Teeth
Patients today have more options than ever before to treat their teeth. When you have a tooth that’s been compromised by infection or trauma, it’s important to understand your choices and their impact on your future dental health and lifestyle. Read on to learn why nothing is as good as your natural tooth! Saving a […]
Five Signs You Might Need A Root Canal
With today’s technology, root canals are not nearly as painful and invasive as they were back in the day but people still hesitate on asking if they need one. So what are the top five signs that you may need a root canal? #1 – Tooth Pain #2 – Swollen or Inflamed Gums #3 – […]
What is Resorption, and Why You Shouldn’t Delay Treatment
When parts of your tooth begin to dissolve due to irritation or trauma, this is known as resorption. It’s your body’s way of rejecting the tooth, much like it does with baby teeth. Since baby teeth are eventually replaced with permanent teeth, their roots end up dissolving. This allows the baby teeth to fall out […]
How to Make the Most of Your Dental Insurance
Dental insurance works a bit differently than medical insurance, so it’s a good idea to dive in to understand it, so you can take full advantage of everything it offers. We hope that our tips below will help you make the most of each monthly payment towards dental insurance to not only get the most […]
What to Expect or Consider if You Don’t Get a Root Canal
When you have a tooth infection, a root canal can help it heal and allow you to save your tooth. Although root canals provide a safe and effective form of treatment for infections, some people choose not to have them. It’s important to understand what could happen if you don’t have this type of endodontic […]
Choosing the Right Largo, FL Endodontist for You: 5 Questions to Ask
You know pain — that deep, throbbing, radiating kind that makes the whole side of your face. It’s ten times worse than an ice cream headache, but extreme cold and hot food set off the chain reaction in your mouth that you can only describe as torture. Enter the pain-relieving root canal treatment. In a […]
Is an Apicoectomy Safe?
When you have inflammation in the tip of your tooth root, your dentist might recommend having an apicoectomy done. An apico dental procedure involves removing the affected part of the root to ease inflammation. Although this is a common procedure, you might wonder how safe it is. Learning more about having an apicoectomy done can […]
Pain After Your Root Canal – What’s Normal?
Root canals are common procedures for treating tooth pain caused by decayed or infected teeth. Since this procedure is an invasive one that involves opening the affected tooth, you might experience some pain afterward. Knowing what is normal for root canal discomfort and what to do if it gets worse is important if you need […]
Will I Need a Crown After My Root Canal?
When you have a root canal done, your endodontist will clear out infected material from inside your tooth to ease pain and prevent serious infections. After cleaning your tooth, your endodontist will close it back up to prevent more infections, and you might have a dental crown placed on it. Learning more about dental crowns, […]
With the appropriate care, your teeth that have had endodontic treatment will last as long as other natural teeth. Yet, a tooth that has received treatment may fail to heal or pain may continue to exist. Sometimes, the pain may occur months or years after treatment. If so, Endodontic Retreatment may be needed. Once retreatment has been selected as a solution to your problem, the doctors will reopen your tooth to gain access to the root canal filling material. This restorative material will be removed to enable access to the root canal.