New Root Canal Device May Eliminate Follow-ups, Failure

A new development out of King’s College London could prevent root canal treatment failure according to a recent article from the Dental Tribune. The SafeRoot device allows for rapid bacterial detection inside the root canal, ensuring the procedure was successful, potentially reducing the need for tooth extraction or surgical intervention, A root canal is performed when an injury or a … Read More

New Dental Fillings Repair Cavities, Eliminate Need for Root Canals

A recent scientific development, out of the University of Nottingham and Harvard University, may make root canals obsolete in the future. The new treatment involves the use of regenerative dental fillings that would allow teeth to heal themselves, according to a recent Newsweek article. The breakthrough work has the potential to change the future of dentistry. Traditionally, when a cavity … Read More

Predicting Postoperative Dental Pain

It’s reasonable to assume that most major dental procedures will be accompanied by at least some pain or discomfort. In fact, before having dental work done, most patients want to know how much pain they should plan to experience. While managing pain with medication and sedation has never been easier or as safe, it has always been challenging to determine … Read More

Benefits of Root Canal Treatment

When tooth decay isn’t treated and damage is done to the point where salvage isn’t likely, root canal treatment is often suggested. During a root canal, a dentist removes the pulp from the center of a tooth and then fills the pulp cavity. This prevents or treats a painful infection and the spread to other teeth. Once the root canal … Read More

Extreme Couple Tries to Save Money with At-Home Dentistry

There are plenty of people who go to great lengths to skip their dental appointments. In many cases, dental phobia, or fear of all things related to dentistry, keep people from visiting their dentist the recommended two times a year. Some might schedule the appointment, but as the date approaches, anxiety drives them to cancel. Another common reason why people … Read More

New Technology Improves Treatment of Pulpitis

Pulpitis is a dental condition which occurs when the pulp, the innermost part of the tooth that contains the nerves and blood supply, becomes inflamed. The most common cause for pulpitis is tooth decay, and because nearly 50% of the world’s population has some form of decay, it is considered a global oral health issue. When the condition is caught … Read More

Root Canal Awareness Week 2014

The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has recently release some great news.  In preparation for their 8th annual Root Canal Awareness Week, taking place between March 30 and April 5, 2014, they conducted a survey to gauge the general feelings of American adults on the topic of root canals.  According to a recent Dental Tribune article, the number of individuals … Read More

Root Canal vs Implant: Which is Right for You?

One of the most important decisions a dentist has to make is choosing which course of action to pursue when creating a treatment plan for a patient.  More specifically, dental professionals often have to determine whether a root canal treatment or dental implant is the best option for their patient.  There are several factors that come into play when making … Read More

The New and Improved Root Canal

***UPDATED: June 24, 2017*** A new development in root canal therapy promises a more effective treatment with longer-lasting results. According to a recent article from the Dental Tribune, more than 15 million root canal therapies are completed every year in the United States. The current treatment is effective in saving a tooth, but can cause it to become brittle and … Read More

How to Avoid the Dreaded Root Canal

People generally shutter at the thought of a root canal, and rightfully so.  Without the proper sedation dentistry application, a root canal can be very painful.  The good news is that there are some things everyone can do to prevent a root canal from being part of your future.  There is no guarantee you will never need one, but proper … Read More