Endodontic Associates Saratoga Blog

4 Reasons Why Being Told You Need a Root Canal is a Good Thing

July 21, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — endosaratoga @ 1:45 pm
Male dental patient giving a thumbs up

Upon being told that they need root canal therapy, many people are filled with dread, incorrectly believing that the procedure will be extremely painful. Not only is this a myth – your mouth will be numbed during the procedure, so you’ll feel little to no discomfort – but it ignores the fact a root canal is a very positive thing. If your dentist recommends one for your toothache, you should treat it as good news for the following 4 reasons.


Root Canal Retreatment: A Second Chance to Save Your Tooth

June 17, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — endosaratoga @ 9:04 pm
Woman with tooth pain rubbing her cheek

The success rate of root canal therapy is extremely high – over 95%. Sadly, there is no such thing as a foolproof procedure, and even the most reliable treatment may occasionally fail. Will you have to give up on your tooth if this happens? Not at all! In many cases, an additional procedure called root canal procedure can give you a second shot at a healthy, fully intact smile. Read on to learn why a retreatment might be necessary and what you can expect to happen during the procedure.


Is It Possible to Travel After Having a Root Canal?

June 12, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — endosaratoga @ 6:28 pm
a dentist performing a root canal on a patient

It’s summertime, and your family is planning to go away for a few weeks to enjoy a wonderful vacation at the beach. You’ve been looking forward to it all year, and now that it’s only weeks away, you learn that you need a root canal in Saratoga. Will this necessary treatment derail your trip or is it possible to enjoy your time away without worry? Read on to find out what you should do.


What to Do When You Lose a Tooth: 5 Important Steps

May 20, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — endosaratoga @ 9:11 pm
Holding a lost tooth with two hands

Across the country, more than 5 million teeth are knocked out every year. A knocked-out tooth isn’t necessarily gone for good, but you have a very limited timeframe in which to act; you need to get your emergency endodontist in less than an hour if you want to save it. To ensure that you don’t lose valuable time in a situation where every second counts, take the time to memorize these 5 essential steps for saving a tooth that has come out of its socket.


Cracked Teeth and Jaw Pain Are on the Rise — Why?

April 22, 2021

Filed under: Uncategorized — endosaratoga @ 8:58 pm
Black and white photo of woman with cracked teeth in Saratoga

When COVID-19 restrictions first went into effect last March, dentists across the country closed their doors to everyone except emergency patients. Even though dental offices have been open again for quite a while now, it might seem logical to think that many are suffering from a decline in business — but that isn’t always the case. One dentist in New York City even said that she had been busier than ever. Shortly after her practice reopened, she stated, “I’ve seen more tooth fractures in the last six weeks than in the previous six years.”

What is the reason behind the rise in cracked teeth in Saratoga and other dental problems during the pandemic? Let’s talk about some possible explanations.

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