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Types of Human Teeth

Root Canals As Varied As Your Teeth

Can All Teeth Be Treated with Root Canals? A root canal is a dental procedure that removes infected or damaged tissue inside the tooth. The process is always similar; however, there are some variations in how we perform root canals on different types of teeth. Molars: Molars are the large teeth in the back of […]

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Happy Man After Root Canal

Root Canal, From Start to Finish

What To Know Before, During, And After A Root Canal What are the warning signs of infection? If you experience any of these symptoms, please contact us today to schedule an appointment. A tooth infection can be serious and require root canal treatment, as well as antibiotics. Warning signs of tooth infection can include: Severe […]

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Woman Who Needs An Endodontist

Why See An Endodontist?

When You Should Choose An Endodontist And why can’t I see my regular dentist? If you have a toothache and need a root canal, then you have some options available to you. You might receive treatment at your regular dentist’s office, or they may recommend a referral to see an endodontist. Endodontists are dental specialists […]

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Gutta-Percha Root Canal Points

What Is Gutta-Percha?

And What Is Gutta-Percha Used For? Everything you want to know about this miraculous material! What does a tree native to the tropical islands of southeast Asia have to do with dentistry? Quite a lot, actually… Due to its unique properties, gutta-percha has become a staple in dentistry—first used over 150 years ago! A naturally-occurring […]

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Tooth Decay Stages

Tooth Decay Stages

How Does Tooth Decay Happen? What to know to keep your smile happy and healthy! Tooth decay isn’t something that happens overnight—it occurs in stages. And the especially bad part is that once this process starts, it’s all but impossible to stop without intervention by a dentist! Initial caries A cavity’s beginning stages (often called […]

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Root Canal Pain Relief

Sailing Through Root Canal

Do You Need a Root Canal? Don’t worry, root canal treatment gets a bad rap! Picture this: You are going about your daily routine, and suddenly you feel a slight pain in your tooth when biting down. It steadily gets worse throughout the day, and by that evening, it’s throbbing, painful, and a full-blown toothache. […]

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Throbbing Tooth

Throbbing Tooth

Do You Have A Throbbing Tooth? When teeth are healthy and working correctly, you hardly notice them as you eat, chew, and go about your day. However, when you have a toothache, there’s almost nothing you can do to take your mind off of it. Teeth don’t hurt for no reason. If you have a […]

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Tooth Cross Section

Dead Tooth FAQs

What To Know About A Dead Tooth What is a dead tooth? A dead tooth is a commonly used phrase for a tooth that has lost its blood flow and nerve function. Other terms for this condition include non-vital, pulpless, or necrotic teeth. What causes it? A dead tooth can occur whenever the tooth pulp […]

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Endodontist Root Canal

What Is An Endodontist?

What Exactly Is An Endodontist? And Why Do I Need To See One? An endodontist is one of the recognized dental specialists. After obtaining a dental degree, individuals typically require 2-3 additional years of training to become an endodontist. Furthermore, whereas a general dentist provides ongoing preventative care and minor repairs, an endodontist primarily treats […]

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Root Canal Tooth Anatomy

The Good News About a Root Canal

Root Canal Therapy Halts Pain! Many patients think “root canals” mean pain. In fact, this procedure is about pain relief. When a tooth is infected, a buildup of pressure causes toothache/tooth pain. And (since the nerve itself is damaged), conventional fillings won’t stop the pain. Instead, we use a “root canal” to get inside the […]

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