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Root Canals, Then and Now!

Root Canals: BC To this day we still don’t know how long root canal therapy has been around. The first traces of root canal therapy can be dated back to second or third century B.C. when a human skull was discovered in a desert in Israel, and a bronze wire was found inside that scientists […]

After a Root Canal

A root canal is a procedure that saves a natural tooth that has become decayed or infected. Your endodontist will remove the tooth’s nerve and pulp (the tissue inside the teeth) and will clean and seal the tooth, therefore halting any more decay. Root canal procedures are often very effective in saving natural teeth. Do […]

Trivia: Root Canal Edition

  It is no secret that root canal therapy saves your natural teeth! By extracting the infected pulp inside the tooth, endodontists can rescue your teeth. What exactly is dental pulp though? It is a lot more important than you might think, so keep reading for some pulp trivia! Fact #1 Pulp is the living […]

Benefits of Straight Teeth

  Many people believe that straight teeth are just for cosmetic purposes. However, there are many health benefits that accompany a beautiful smile. Read on for more information on how a straighter smile can help you be a healthier person! 1. Easy Maintenance Simply put straight teeth are easier to clean. Crooked and crowded teeth […]

What’s the difference between a Dentist and an Endodontist?

While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed additional training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. […]

Getting to The Root of Your Tooth Pain

Has your dentist mentioned that you are in need of a root canal? Though this may sound alarming, root canals are a routine and fairly pain-less procedure. Millions of root canal treatments are performed each year. If your dentist has recommended a root canal treatment, you probably have a lot of questions. Below are a […]

What is an Apioectomy

There are times when root canal therapy simply isn’t enough to clean out all of the infected tissue. If this is the case, you may be in need of an apicoectomy. What’s that you may ask? Let me tell you! An apicoectomy will only be considered after the patient has already undergone a root canal […]

What is an Endodontist?

An Endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal treatment, a process by which teeth are preserved through the treatment of the inner soft tissue of the teeth – also known as the pulp. In addition to dental school, those who choose to specialize in endodontics attend another two to three years of schooling […]

The Source of Your Tooth Pain

Most people, at some point in their life, will experience tooth pain or another discomfort in the mouth. If you are experiencing pain right now, you are probably wondering “Why does my tooth hurt?” and, more importantly, “How do I make it stop?”

The Love of Endo

We’ve all felt it; that pitter-patter feeling, flushed red cheeks, you can’t eat, it’s driving you crazy! Are you in love…or in need of a root canal treatment?! Symptom Checker: Burning desire Heart throbbing Flushed cheeks Can’t eat It’s driving you crazy RESULT: You could be in love! Gum inflammation Throbbing pain Redness of skin […]