As with any other health related topics, there are many common myths that seem to follow root canals around, so we are here to set the record straight! Here are five of the most common questions we hear in our practice every day: 1. After a root canal is my tooth dead? No. Many people…

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Surely you know what a root canal is. But have you ever heard of an “apicoectomy”? As Endodontists, we are always trying to get to the root of the problem, but the methods vary sometimes from case to case. So move over, root canal, while we give these other endodontic treatments a moment in the…

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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 part…

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Surely you know what a root canal is. But have you ever heard of an “apicoectomy”? As endodontists, we are always trying to get to the root of the problem, but the methods vary sometimes from case to case. So move over for just a few minutes, root canal, while we give these other endodontic…

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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…

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Did you know the practice of endodontics has actually been around for quite some time? In 1985 in Israel’s Negev Desert, archeologists discovered a 2000 year old deceased Nabataen soldier with a one-tenth of an inch bronze wire embedded in the nerve cavity of one of the skull’s teeth. This discovery of a skull with…

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It’s really quite amazing how advanced tools have become over thousands of years! To think that as humans we started with mere sticks and stones as tools, and now we can visit space via rocket ships is simply mind-boggling! Now, while not exactly moon-landing technology, we’d like to point out that endodontic tools have also…

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Endodontic RetreatmentAs with any dental or medical procedure, occasionally, endodontic treatment does not live up to its expected results and the root has to undergo retreatment. You may have noticed pain in the tooth or you may have no pain at all. Either way, with detailed imaging, we can see when root canal therapy has failed and when it is time for retreatment.

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