Archive for February, 2015

Getting to the Root of It: The History of Endodontics

You may be surprised to hear that the word “endodontics” comes from two Greek words put together: “inside” and “tooth”. And you may even be more surprised to hear that the first endodontic treatment may go back as far as 200 BCE! That’s right, a skull from this era was found with a bronze wire […]

Save Yourself the Backache!

After a long day of work, you are probably no stranger to coming home to shoulder, neck, or back soreness. Many dentists tolerate the discomfort, not realizing that it may take up to 10 years for full chronic back and neck pain to materialize. The Institute of Dental Economics found that 75% of dentists and […]

Root Canals: Saving Your Smile, One Tooth at a Time

“A root canal, why me?”, we hear you saying. And you’re not alone. Most people want to avoid having a root canal at any time in their life, yet many of us will have to have one at some point. When the dentist makes the announcement that it may be time for a root canal, […]