Category: Root Canals

Is A Root Canal Scary?

Hearing that you may need a root canal is scary to most people. Much of this fear comes from a misunderstanding about root canals. Root canal treatment is often the last option before extraction. It is done with the goal of preserving as much of the tooth as possible. Technology has come a long way… Read more »

The Benefits Of Root Canal Therapy

There are probably few people who believe root canal therapy has benefits, because it has always gotten such a bad rap. This may be due to the fact that decades ago, there were no local anesthetics. However, today root canal therapy isn’t usually any more painful than getting a dental filling, and there are several… Read more »

Will I Need Root Canal Therapy?

If you are suffering from a tooth abscess, your dentist may be able to heal it, you may lose your tooth, or you may require root canal therapy to save your tooth. What is a tooth abscess? It is a gathering of pus caused by a bacterial infection, and contained by inflamed tissue. An abscess… Read more »

Why Root Canals Are Actually A Good Thing: Part 2

As we discussed in our last blog, root canals were developed to save your teeth. Before root canals and dental fillings, tooth extraction was the only option, and if the tooth was so infected with decay that even a filling wouldn’t do, extraction was the only choice. Over the years, the importance of retaining your… Read more »

Why Root Canals Are Actually A Good Thing: Part 1

Sometimes a root canal is the only way to save your tooth, and it is much better to save your teeth than to extract them. Once you lose a tooth, several other complications can develop if you do not have the tooth replaced in a timely manner. To replace the tooth, you have two options,… Read more »

Schedule Your Root Canal Immediately

If we have suggested that you schedule a root canal treatment, it is essential you do so right away. Feeling hesitant because you are somewhat concerned about a root canal visit? Allow us to offer some clarity on the topic: First, when it comes to root canals, putting off treatment can result in significant consequences…. Read more »

The Development Of Endodontics

Endodontic is a Greek word that means “inside the tooth.” “Endo” means inside, and “odont” means tooth. Endodontists are specialists in root canal therapy. Your general dentist can also perform root canal therapy and probably does quite often. Endodontics developed back in the 17th century as a way to relieve pain, preserve teeth, and maintain… Read more »

What Do Root Canals And Haunted Houses Have In Common?

For those of you who have never had a root canal, they can be scary. The reason they are scary is because they have developed a bad reputation. Most people think root canals are a very painful procedure when, in fact, they are not any more uncomfortable than getting a tooth filled. If you are… Read more »

What is Root Canal Therapy?

Routine visits to your dentist are vital when it comes to preventing dental diseases and other problems. Occasionally, tooth decay can develop so rapidly that during your preventive care visit your dentist may suggest root canal therapy to save one of your teeth. This procedure is an excellent option for treating tooth damage while saving… Read more »

Do You Need Root Canal Therapy?

Root canals are one of the most misunderstood dental treatments. Not only do they have a rather unfair reputation for being extremely unpleasant; like many patients, you may not understand when root canal therapy is actually advisable. A toothache is one indication that you may need endodontic treatment. However, not every twinge is a sign… Read more »