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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, […]

Sedation for Root Canals and What You Need to Know

Root canals are an important part of protecting your natural teeth when the pulp inside them is damaged or infected. This dental procedure involves removing infected or damaged tissue from inside your tooth to prevent serious complications.  Although root canals are considered common and safe, those who have dental anxiety might still be nervous about […]

Root Canals and Your Immune System – Are They Related?

When you have tooth pain, a root canal is sometimes the best type of treatment for it. While this procedure is safe, misinformation about root canals has been circulating. You might have heard that a root canal can affect your immune system, but how accurate is this claim? Learning more about root canals can help you […]

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 […]

Root Canals and Antibiotics: What You Need to Know

Root canals are done when you need to have teeth with severe infections treated. This type of procedure requires endodontists to clear out infected tissue inside teeth. Since root canals are done to treat tooth infections, you might assume that you’ll be given antibiotics before or after this procedure. Knowing more about the use of […]

Reducing Tooth Discomfort Before Having a Root Canal

Tooth pain and discomfort can be difficult to cope with, especially when you are unable to get treatment right away. When you have pain from tooth decay or other dental problems, a root canal might be the most suitable type of treatment. However, you might need to wait to have this procedure done, such as when tooth […]

Pregnancy and Root Canals – Is It Safe?

One question we receive frequently from pregnant patients is whether various types of dental and endodontic care are safe during pregnancy. Are you facing an upcoming root canal or other dental treatment during pregnancy? Here’s what you need to know. Is It Safe to Get a Root Canal During Pregnancy? The short answer is yes: getting a […]

Are Sensitive Teeth a Sign I Need a Root Canal?

You might have sensitive teeth occasionally, such as when cold air hits your teeth outside or when you’re drinking a hot beverage. Eating ice cream or other cold foods might also cause your teeth to feel sensitive. When you have sensitivity that is severe or doesn’t go away with other treatments, a root canal might […]

Tooth Pain and Sinus Infections: Are They Linked?

Just about no matter where you live, springtime is beautiful. There’s new life everywhere you turn, and all sorts of plants and flowers are coming into bloom. This is especially true here in the Largo/Clearwater area of sunny Florida. Unfortunately, all that growth has a huge downside for many Floridians: seasonal allergies and sinus issues. […]