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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 […]

Avoiding Dental Extractions With Root Canals

When you have tooth problems, such as decay or dental trauma, you might worry that you’ll need to have your teeth removed and have veneers, implants, or bridges inserted. While these can replace natural teeth, they won’t feel or function the same. Fortunately, you might not need a tooth extraction done after all. Root canals […]

Dental Hygiene Tips for Preventing Tooth Decay

  Tooth decay can develop slowly and go undetected for a long time. When left untreated, tooth decay puts you at risk of having tooth infections and possibly needing to have a root canal or tooth extractions done. However, there are ways to prevent tooth decay from occurring through good dental hygiene habits. What Is […]

What Is an Abscessed Tooth? Do I Have One?

If you’re dealing with tooth or jaw pain, you might be wondering whether you have an abscessed tooth. Or perhaps you’ve heard the term elsewhere but aren’t sure exactly what it means. At Largo Endodontics, we want all our patients to understand their dental health, including terms like this one. Below, we’ll cover everything you […]

Easing Your Fear of the Dentist

Do you get nervous, even fearful, when it’s time to visit the dentist? Maybe you even experience other more intense symptoms of anxiety, like shortness of breath, upset stomach, weakness, or trembling. If so, you’re dealing with fear of the dentist, or dental anxiety.   What Is Dental Anxiety? Dental anxiety describes a person who […]

How is a Pulpotomy Different from a Root Canal?

You may have come across the term “pulpotomy” when searching online for the cause of your symptoms. Or perhaps your dentist mentioned the possibility of needing this procedure, so you’re looking for more information. So we’ll dive into the procedure here, and how it’s different from a root canal.  What Is a Pulpotomy? Most people […]

So You Need an Apicoectomy?

When you have an infection or pain in a tooth that has already had a root canal, your dentist might recommend a different procedure known as an apicoectomy. This procedure involves removing the tip of the affected tooth root to ease discomfort and prevent an infection from spreading. Knowing more about having an apicoectomy can […]