Sedation Types Many people out there have some form of fear when thinking about the dentist, whether it originates from a previous traumatic experience or a fear of the unknown. A study by BMC oral health reported that about “83 percent” of patients suffered from dental anxiety. If you have severe dental anxiety it is … Read moreWhat are the Different Types of Sedation Techniques used by Dentists?
Root canals are a very misunderstood procedure. When patients are referred for this procedure, they often have no idea what the procedure entails. Let’s go through a few common misconceptions that many patients have about root canals. Myth One: Extraction is better than getting a root canal. False! Preserving your natural teeth whenever possible is … Read moreMyths and misconceptions around Root Canal Treatments
Root canals are a common dental procedure performed on millions of people throughout each year. But is there some way of preventing or avoiding this procedure? It’s a difficult question due to the different possibilities that can lead someone towards needing an endodontic procedure. The main way to avoid the need of a root canal … Read moreCan you avoid getting a Root Canal?
Root Canal vs Implants When sharp tooth pain takes over your life sometimes it might seem easier to just get the tooth taken out without considering different options available to you. Saving your own natural tooth, when possible, is always the best option. When given the choice between tooth extraction and root canal treatment always … Read moreWhat is the difference between Root Canal and Implants?
Apicoectomy? What the heck is that? Time to learn about some endodontic procedures that can help save your natural teeth. In short, an apicoectomy is a form of endodontic therapy where the endodontist needs to make an incision on the gums in order to gain access to the infected tooth’s roots and remove the infected … Read moreWhat is an Apicoectomy treatment?
Michelle woke up with a sharp throbbing pain coming from an upper left tooth. Her first thought was ‘oh no, am I going to lose my tooth’. She rushed to the bathroom mirror and saw that the left side of her face was puffy and swollen. Her thoughts were frantic and the pain she was … Read moreIs your tooth okay? Do you need a root canal?
OUCH! This tooth will not stop hurting! My facefeels swollen, and it hurts constantly! When you hear the term hot tooth, it is not actually referring to the temperature of the tooth, but rather the state of the tooth. Let’s try to answer the question of what a hot tooth is. A hot tooth generally … Read moreWhat is a Hot Tooth?
Imagine sitting in an Endodontics office. This is not your regular dentist; the sitting room is well decorated, but still unfamiliar. There are thoughts racing through your mind about what that pain level of this procedure will be like. Maybe you are already experiencing tooth pain and you don’t want it to get any worse. … Read moreAre Root Canals painful?
After getting an RCT you may think that you are done with treatment, as there is no more tooth pain, but that is not the case. Heads up! You need to go back to your general dentist and geta crown or a permanent filling if you want your tooth to survive many years. A root … Read moreImportance of Getting a Crown
A periapical abscess is a collection of pus at the tip of the root of a tooth, caused by a bacterial infection that has spread from a tooth to the surrounding tissue. The abscess is often painful, but not always. If you have or think you have a dental abscess you should have it checked … Read moreWhat is a Periapical Abscess?