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The Love of Endodontics!

We’ve all felt it; that pitter-patter feeling, flushed red cheeks, you can’t eat, it’s driving you crazy! Are you in love…or in need of a root canal treatment?! Symptom Checker: Burning desire Heart throbbing Flushed cheeks Can’t eat It’s driving you crazy RESULT: You could be in love! Gum inflammation Throbbing pain Redness of skin […]

Pregnancy and Oral Health

Pregnancy is an exciting time when your body is going through many changes. You may be wondering how this will affect your teeth and gums.

Apicoectomy- Say What?

An apicoetomy or “ey-pi-koh-ek-tuh-mee” (say that three times fast!) may be needed when an infection develops or won’t go away after your root canal treatment or retreatment.

Going Green: Dark Green Vegetables and Dental Health

Everyone is going green, but did you know that “going green” can also benefit your oral health? Your pH levels inside your body can greatly affect your overall health. Too much acid in your system can make various parts of your body inflamed. This may include your gum tissues. Gingivitis (early gum disease) and periodontitis […]

Tiny Mighty Endodontic Tools

It’s really quite amazing how advanced tools have become over thousands of years! To think that as humans we started with mere sticks and stones as tools, and now we can visit space via rocket ships is simply mind-boggling!

Filling Your Roots with Roots

What is Gutta-percha? In endodontics, when you have a root canal treatment, your tooth is filled with a substance called Gutta-percha (“gutta-per-cha”).

Pulp Trivia

It’s no secret that root canal therapy (RCT) saves your natural teeth by removing infected pulp. What exactly is dental pulp, though? It’s a lot more important than you may realize — keep reading for some pulp trivia!

“Baby Root Canal” – Pediatric Pulp Therapy

Damage to the tooth’s pulp is commonly caused by tooth decay or traumatic injury. Pulp damage in baby teeth can affect the development of your child’s permanent teeth later on. Rather than pulling the affected tooth, we opt for pulp therapy, a technique similar to a root canal in adults, that maintains the baby tooth’s […]

Oral Bacteria: Get the Facts

We all have bacteria in our mouth, good and bad. But what exactly do these bacteria do? We’ve got all kinds of information on the role bacteria play in your oral health. Learn more about those pesky bacteria in your mouth!

Summer Travel and Oral Health

With summer just around the corner, there will be a natural uptick in travel! It’s important to have a plan in place to keep up with your oral health while you are on the go, not just while you are at home, so here are some simple tooth travel tips to help you keep your […]