Root canal therapy is a procedure that can stop the pain of a persistent infection and save your tooth from needing to be extracted. Needless to say, it’s an extremely important procedure for keeping your natural smile intact. So the question is, who should you trust to handle your root canal therapy? On the one hand, all dentists have some training in performing the procedure, but if you want the best results, you should see an endodontist – a specialist that focuses on root canal therapy and other procedures that involve the inside of the tooth. Below are 3 important reasons why you should choose an endodontist over a regular dentist to salvage an infected tooth.(more…)
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Why See an Endodontist Instead of the Dentist for Root Canals?
May 20, 2022
How Long Will Your Root Canal Therapy Take?
April 16, 2022
Root canal therapy is necessary for stopping your dental pain and saving your tooth after your dental pulp has become infected. When planning the procedure, one question that you’ll probably want to ask your endodontist is, “How long should I expect the treatment to take?” This question can have a few different answers depending on your situation; here are the basics covering what to expect on the day of your root canal therapy.(more…)
Is Nitrous Oxide Sedation a Safe Option?
March 12, 2022
If you’re thinking about having nitrous oxide sedation done at an oral health appointment, one of the biggest questions on your mind is likely, “Is it safe?” After all, if you’re already anxious about your oral health care, then you’ll want to be fully confident about getting nitrous oxide before your appointment even begins. The following post covers the basics of nitrous oxide and how safe it is in a dental environment.(more…)
The Most Asked Questions About Sedation Dentistry, Answered!
February 24, 2022
Do you struggle with mild to severe dental-related anxiety? Do you dread your appointments because of a sensitive gag reflex or the subsequent head, neck, or jaw pain? If so, your dentist may have recommended sedation dentistry. If you’ve never experienced it before, then you naturally may have some questions. While it’s always a good idea to direct any specific ones to your dentist, you can keep reading to learn the answers to a few of the most frequently asked questions about sedation dentistry below.(more…)
How Sedation Can Help Special Needs Dental Patients
January 12, 2022
Anyone who has a family member with special needs knows that they often need specific accommodations in order to safely and comfortably get the care they need. This is especially true if said family member needs root canal therapy in order to stop a toothache and protect their natural teeth from extraction. When looking for an endodontist that serves special needs patients, one thing you’ll definitely want to confirm is what kind of sedation options are available at the practice. Sedation is often the key for successful dentistry for special needs patients, and in this post, you can learn more about how it can be used to provide your loved ones with a relaxing, stress-free experience.(more…)