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Afton Endodontics Blog

What Easter Candies Are Bad for Your Teeth?

April 4, 2022

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jellybeans

Your body can almost sense the sugar rush on the horizon as Easter and all its associated candies are coming up soon. But it doesn’t have to be a sugar overload since you have plenty of options. While having a piece of candy from time to time doesn’t usually do much harm, especially with excellent oral hygiene in Concord, people who indulge too much could end up with some dental issues to address. Continue reading to learn from your dentist which sweets you and your children should go easy on this Easter, plus some tooth-friendly alternatives, relatively speaking.

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Feeling Guilty About Your Child Needing a Root Canal? Read This!

March 24, 2022

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Parent watching while dentist examines child's teeth

Did you know that 21% of children between the ages of two and five have cavities? Even more shocking, more than 50% of children between the ages of six and eleven have tooth decay as well. Of course, that doesn’t make it any less shocking when you find out that your son or daughter needs a root canal. Immediately, you may feel guilty over the mornings you didn’t double-check that they brushed their teeth or the nights when flossing wasn’t a priority. You shouldn’t though. The only thing you can do is help your child prevent cavities moving forward. Here are a few tips to help prevent root canals for kids!

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When a Tooth Breaks or Chips, What Should You Do?

March 16, 2022

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Diagram of a broken tooth in Concord

One moment you’re eating dinner or going for a walk, the next you’re clutching your mouth in pain or searching for pieces of your tooth. While a broken or chipped tooth can be very stressful, there are steps you can take to make the best of your situation if it occurs. According to an endodontist, here’s what you should do the moment you experience a chipped or broken tooth in Concord.

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Why Use Microscopes for Root Canals?

February 19, 2022

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Endodontist using microscope for root canal therapy

When performing root canal therapy, an endodontist needs to be completely focused on the treatment area. They also need to be as precise as possible and pay close attention to the smallest of details. While individual training and experience naturally play a role in the success of the treatment, the instruments used make a difference as well. Modern endodontists have started using microscopes for root canal therapy, and they’ve proven to be key in providing exceptional care that stops dental pain and saves teeth from infection.

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4 Reasons to Choose an Endodontist Over a General Dentist for a Root Canal

January 6, 2022

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Man at endodontist

Do you think you may need a root canal? Has your dentist said that you’re in need of one? Despite what you’ve seen on TV and in movies, root canal therapy isn’t excruciatingly painful like you may think. With modern dental technology and anesthetics, it feels similar to getting a large dental filling. However, you may want to consider allowing an endodontist to handle your procedure than your regular dentist. Continue reading to learn why this is the case.

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Should You Have Your Tooth Pulled?

December 9, 2021

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Dentist explaining to woman root canal vs tooth extractionDo you have a problematic tooth keeping you awake at night? Whether you’ve had ongoing issues with a tooth or an unexpected dental emergency, you have a big decision ahead of you. You can allow your dentist to save your tooth with a root canal or have it removed. Don’t make an irreversible choice without considering the pros and cons of each option. Here’s what you need to know about a root canal VS tooth extraction.

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3 Reasons You May Need a Root Canal

November 3, 2021

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Image of root canal treating infected toothMany people believe an occasional toothache is normal and isn’t concerning if the pain dissipates. Unfortunately, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Dental pain is never a good sign, even if it goes away; however, not all issues cause discomfort. If your dentist has recommended a root canal, you might wonder if the procedure is necessary? Even if you don’t have any current symptoms, you may still benefit from a root canal. Here are 3 reasons you want to have your tooth treated right away.

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Benefit from a CT Scanner for Root Canal Treatment

October 6, 2021

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Root therapy written on paperYou may have heard a CT scanner is used along with dental implant placement; however, the advanced technology can be used for a variety of treatments. Believe it or not, using a CBCT scanner for root canal treatment is becoming a common practice. It gives your endodontist a crystal-clear image of your tooth and its structures, which aren’t possible using a traditional X-ray. If you need root canal therapy, here’s why you should consider an endodontist with a CT scanner.

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Are Root Canals Expensive? The Answer May Surprise You

September 3, 2021

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Stack of Coins And Tooth Over Seesaw

Imagine your tooth is throbbing in pain from an infection. Your dentist has just informed you that you will need a root canal. Where does your mind go first? For many people, the unknown cost of root canal treatment can add stress to an already uncomfortable situation. But how much does root canal therapy actually cost? Let’s look at some of the factors that influence root canal costs and why taking action is usually the best bet.

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The Root Canal-Cancer Myth Debunked by a Local Dentist!

August 6, 2021

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woman asks do root canals cause cancer

The internet is a great resource for gaining knowledge that would otherwise be difficult to come across. However, it can be equally harmful when false information begins to circulate. When it comes to oral health, an ongoing myth is that having a badly decayed tooth restored by root canal can threaten your life. The bad information has many people asking, “do root canals cause cancer?” Continue reading to get the truth from a local dentist!

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