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Here’s What a Root Canal Really Is

Although root canals often conjure up images of discomfort, loud drills, and a patient clinging to the dental chair for dear life, the reality couldn’t be further from the truth. Root canals are very common and completely pain-free thanks to Dr. Zand’s ability to get your anesthesia just right. Root canals aren’t painful. In fact,…

What exactly does an endodontist do?

What is an Endodontist and what do they do? An endodontist refers to a dentist who specializes in keeping teeth healthy through endodontic treatments – those that affect the interior of a tooth, along with its soft tissue (pulp). “Endo” means interior and “odontic” refers to teeth. Endodontists are specialists and bring extensive training in…

Why You Should Visit An Endodontist

Most of us stop in to see our general dentist twice a year, that friendly professional who greets us with a smile and chides us about our inadequacies in oral hygiene while encouraging us to do better. These individuals focus on the exterior of the teeth and gums, doing their best to protect us from…

Root Canal Treatments: When You Might Need Them And Why

It’s a term that can strike fear into the heart of almost any dental patient, “Root Canal.” To most, the root canal is the poster child for a painful and excruciating visit to the dentist, but this idea represents a much older age of dental technology and experience. Modern endodontic procedures (Endo = “Inside” dontic…

Endodontic Surgery: Healing Your Teeth From The Inside Out

While regular dental visits will ensure that the exterior of your teeth and gums are properly taken care of, especially when combined with proper dental hygiene, when decay and gum disease go beyond the surface endodontic surgery may be necessary. Endodontic surgery includes procedures that work on the interior of the teeth, hence “endodontic”, a…

Cracking The Myth’s Around Cracked Teeth

While maintaining a healthy dental hygiene regimen can ensure that your teeth don’t suffer from decay or gum disease, you can still get a cracked tooth from wear and tear or a traumatic event. Sometimes a cracked tooth will not be immediately noticed but will make itself known when you experience pain while chewing your…

Endodontists: Your Heroes Against Traumatic Dental Injury

Living an active lifestyle is great for your health, superior cardio, elevated energy levels, and an overall longer lifespan. However, it also comes with a set of risks, and some of those risks are directly related to your dental health. Sports are one of the most common causes of dental traumatic injuries, most commonly a…

Regenerative Endodontics: The Future of Restorations

Every year technology advances a bit more, driving the edge of medical treatment and what is considered possible. Regenerative endodontics is the cutting edge of dental technology, utilizing recent developments that encourage tissue to grow and restore root canals.  This technology means that the health and development of nerves, gums, and the surrounding tissues can…

Your Guide To Root Canals

Root canals often last the lifetime of their recipients, knowledge which often brings a sigh of relief to those anticipating receiving one. However, like any medical procedure, it’s possible for things to go wrong. Teeth healing improperly can lead to the root canal site becoming reinfected and causing significant pain again. While this can happen…