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If there’s any one dental topic that is misunderstood, it’s root canals. Maybe it’s because of the name. If you think about it, almost every other dental treatment term sounds fairly harmless (filling, cap, crown, bridge, implant, etc). Heck, they even sound somewhat pleasant. But “root canal” sounds downright hideous (and painful), doesn’t it?
Then there’s the “legend” of the root canal. Everyone knows someone who “had a root canal, and it was horrible! In fact, it was the worst five hours of my life!!!” (Note: they must have had a really…
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The root canal procedure has gotten a bad reputation over the years thanks to media portrayal. The common person thinks the root canal procedure is painful and cumbersome. Really, it’s more akin to getting a cavity filled.
If you believe you could benefit from a root canal procedure but you’re avoiding the dentist, this can cause a number of costlier problems down the road. Here are some reasons why you should make an appointment with Atlantic Family Dentistry if you believe you may need to have a root canal done.
Nobody likes having to undergo a root canal, but these painful procedures could soon be a thing of the past. The trick: laser light and stem cells.
For patients torn between the best way to treat a compromised tooth, the choice just got clearer. A recent systematic review comparing the two of the most common treatment options – root canals and dental implants – found virtually equal success, or survival rates, between both treatments. However, despite this similarity, the authors conclude that the priority should always be to preserve the natural tooth before extracting and replacing with an implant. Root canal treatment saves more than 17 million teeth a year.
Most medical tourism agencies do not specialize in tooth travel for families, but it is fast becoming a staple of their business.
What if you could forget you ever went to the dentist? What if the mask, the drill and the needle were mere blips in an incoherent dream and you could erase those images from your consciousness, something like an eternal sunshine of the spotless mouth?
There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment and whether patients experience root canal pain. The American Association of Endodontists wants you to have accurate information.
Could the days of the root canal, for decades the symbol of the most excruciating kind of minor surgery, finally be numbered?
Dental care is excluded from most insurance plans for a bizarre and antiquated reason, and millions of people suffer as a result.
there’s any one dental topic that is misunderstood, it’s root canals. Maybe it’s because of the name. If you think about it, almost every other dental treatment term sounds fairly harmless (filling, cap, crown, bridge, implant, etc). Heck, they even sound somewhat pleasant. But “root canal” sounds downright hideous (and painful), doesn’t it?