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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.


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.


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.


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.


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!


Recovering from Root Canal Therapy: What You Should Know

July 30, 2021

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Woman resting at home after root canal therapy

Do you suspect that you need root canal therapy, or do you already have an appointment on the books for this procedure? It’s understandable if you are a little apprehensive, but a key thing to remember is that a root canal isn’t nearly as scary or uncomfortable as most people believe. Your endodontist will do everything they can help you enjoy an easy treatment process. They will also give you instructions to facilitate a smooth recovery. Here are some notes on what you can expect after your appointment:


How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

June 15, 2021

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woman getting a root canal from her dentist

Has your dentist recently recommended that you get a root canal? There’s so much misinformation floating around regarding this procedure, so you’re a bit worried. One of your concerns is the amount of time you’ll have to spend in the dental chair. You don’t want to take too much time out of your hectic schedule, even if it is essential for your oral health. Just how long does a root canal take? Keep reading to find out!


Why Do I Need Root Canal Retreatment?

May 11, 2021

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Image of tooth needing root canal retreatmentIf you had a tooth that was compromised by an infection, your dentist used a root canal to prevent an extraction because the procedure has over a 95% success rate. Countless teeth are fixed each year that would otherwise have needed to be removed. After your initial treatment, you probably never expected to need to have it again, but that’s the situation you’re facing. Root canal retreatment may be necessary if the first procedure failed. Don’t worry, here’s what you need to know to save your tooth, so it can last for a lifetime.


How Stress Can Increase your Risk for Needing Root Canal Therapy

April 19, 2021

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Woman sleeping and grinding her teeth together

As you get older, it’s normal to experience a bit more stress than usual. Whether you’re thinking about getting work completed on time for school or your job or you have a family to take care of, stress happens. However, stress can also manifest in a number of ways. It’s one thing to stress-eat or keep tapping your foot because you’re feeling anxious, but stress can also appear in the form of chronic teeth grinding and clenching. To learn more about how habits can increase your risk of needing expensive dental treatments to resolve cracked teeth later and what you can do to stay proactive, keep reading.


5 Big Dental Sedation Myths Debunked!

March 2, 2021

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Dental sedation myth busting envelope with red letters

Even though nitrous oxide has been used in dentistry for decades, many people still hold misconceptions about dental sedation. For example, some people think sedation is only used for root canals or during extensive, complicated oral surgeries. Can you separate fact from fiction? Let’s bust some common dental sedation myths!

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