A Timely Update on the Dreaded Root Canal


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Have you ever heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” When a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is now a nearly painless and routine procedure.

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Why Do I Get Cavities and How Can I Prevent Them?


A common question for dentists – Why do I have these cavities? Most people have one or two. Cavities are holes that develop on teeth as a result of decay. The truth is that while all of us are at risk, most tooth decay can be prevented. A healthy oral care routine and smart food choices can lower your risk.

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You Can Save Your Tooth With A Root Canal


As a dentist, I am committed to restorative dental care for all my patients. In an earlier time, the treatment for a painful and dying tooth was extraction. Today dentists try to help older patients keep their natural teeth as long as possible. A common dental procedure – the root canal – is used to give an inflamed or infected tooth a second chance. A root canal procedure can save a tooth.

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Root Canals Today Aren’t What They Used to Be


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Does the thought of a root canal make you fearful or uneasy?  If so, you may be reacting to a common misconception about the procedure. Today’s root canal procedures aren’t what they used to be. Just like technology changes, so has root canal treatment. 

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What Happens When You Get a Root Canal?


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Have you ever heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” The root canal comparison is used to indicate how much we don’t want to do something. So when a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is a nearly painless and routine procedure. 

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What Happens When I Get a Root Canal?


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We’ve all heard a friend or co-worker say “I’d rather have a root canal than (fill in the blank).” The root canal comparison is used to indicate how much we don’t want to do something. So when a patient asks me to describe the root canal procedure, I feel compelled to assure them that it’s not as bad as they may think. The truth is that, because of modern technology and dentistry techniques available today, a root canal is a nearly painless and routine procedure. 

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