An Endodontist’s Guide to Relieving Anxiety Surrounding Root Canal Treatment

By spreading information about modern root canal treatment, dentists and endodontists can relieve patient anxiety and, ultimately, save more teeth. Root canal treatment is an endodontist’s most essential tool when it comes to saving natural teeth. Dentists and endodontists will agree that the majority of their patient visits, outside of routine appointments, involve some form of root canal treatment. The problem is that most patients don’t have a clear understanding of what root canal treatment actually is. Since people tend to fear what they don’t understand, Professional Endodontics believes it is our responsibility as experts to spread honest information about modern root canal treatment. Approaching Misconceptions about Root Canal Treatment Most patients don’t understand that root canal treatment refers to a variety of treatment plans that involve entering or repairing the root canal. Many people associate the term with the sensationalized reputation it gets from movies and a lingering stigma from the past. It’s important to make sure that patients are aware of the advances that have been made to make root canal treatment a quick and fairly painless process. In order to do this, specialists have a responsibility to dispel the myths that surround the treatment. The most commonly [...]

By |2018-09-04T15:37:27+00:00September 4th, 2018|Articles, Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on An Endodontist’s Guide to Relieving Anxiety Surrounding Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment Provides Long Lasting Benefits for Your Teeth

Enjoy benefits that outlast and outperform dental implants by opting for root canal treatment instead. Root canal treatment has undergone quite a transformation over the past few decades due to ongoing research and new developments in dental technology. A treatment that has been for a long time thought to be a painful and enduring experience is actually rather quick and painless. In fact, most root canals don’t require much more of your time and energy than a simple routine check-up, about an hour. It’s important that patient fears surrounding root canal are eradicated because in most cases it is the best method for saving a natural tooth. The ultimate goal for every dental professional is to save the natural tooth when possible, so root canal treatment is often the best route to take. At Professional Endodontics we go out of our way to make sure your patients get the treatment they need with an understanding of the process and procedure they require. How Does Root Canal Treatment Affect You Long Term? The benefits of root canal treatment consistently outlast and outperform the alternatives—most commonly tooth extraction followed by dental implantation. Though dental implants have also developed with research and technology, [...]

By |2017-11-28T15:18:42+00:00November 28th, 2017|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on Root Canal Treatment Provides Long Lasting Benefits for Your Teeth

Experience Lifelong Benefits from Root Canal Treatment

In addition to providing pain relief, root canal treatment has proven to offer many other lasting oral benefits. Mentioning the words ‘root canal treatment’ to most dental patients garners an immediate reaction of fear. Most people have an outdated perception regarding what the treatment actually is, still holding the belief that it’s a painful and uncomfortable experience is quite common. However, advances in the dental industry have simplified root canal treatment over the span of several decades minimizing pain and recovery time. In fact, many root canals don’t take much longer than a routine check-up. Ending this stigma surrounding root canal treatment is important because it’s often the best method for saving a tooth. Most dentists and endodontists agree that saving a natural tooth is always the preferred method over tooth extraction. Root canal treatment offers long term benefits that can improve a person’s quality of life. Benefits of Root Canal Treatment Root canal treatment offers benefits that outlast and outperform in comparison to tooth extraction. Although there have been significant advances in dental implants, there is still no implant that can perform its duties as well as the natural tooth. By undergoing root canal treatment and saving the natural [...]

By |2017-04-18T12:20:44+00:00April 18th, 2017|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on Experience Lifelong Benefits from Root Canal Treatment

Preserve Your Tooth with a Root Canal Treatment

Preserving natural teeth through root canal treatments should be a priority for patients and dental care providers. Whether you are dealing with painful tooth decay, an unexpected injury, or a dental emergency, saving your injured or damaged tooth should be a priority. In the past it may have been more common to extract a damaged or broken tooth, but these days patients have many options for preserving their teeth. In fact, the American Association of Endodontics (AAE) states that saving a natural tooth through endodontic treatment should always be the first choice for both health and cosmetic reasons. Seek Dental Care Early If you are experiencing pain from tooth decay or damage, it is important to schedule an appointment with your dentist or endodontist as soon as possible. Tooth pain can be a significant but studies show that the pain generally decreases dramatically following proper dental treatment (Pack and White, 2011). This is especially the case in root canal treatments. Thanks to many anesthesia options available, root canal treatments can be virtually pain-free and generally provide immediate relief for dental pain. The Benefits of Saving Natural Teeth In addition to providing efficient relief from pain, the AAE highly recommends root [...]

By |2018-01-15T15:32:28+00:00September 15th, 2015|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on Preserve Your Tooth with a Root Canal Treatment

Root Canal Treatment vs Extraction

There is no debate when it comes to treating a tooth with a root canal or extraction: root canals are almost always the better choice. Endodontists receive significant training in the diagnosis and treatment of oral pain. As a result, they have a special level of expertise when it comes to handling severe dental pain and working with patients who may be suffering from fears or worries regarding their dental care. The number one priority of an endodontist is to provide the best dental care possible to keep each patient’s teeth as healthy as possible. This is why root canal treatment is such an important procedure because it is able to save a tooth damaged by deep decay.   According to the American Academy of Endodontists, nearly 15 million teeth are saved each year thanks to root canal procedures. No Debate: Root Canal is the Best Choice Even with such positive results, some patients still may wonder if root canal treatment is best. Because of fear or anxiety about the procedure, some patients ask if extraction is actually a better choice. Dentists and endodontists can reassure these patients by letting them know that saving a natural tooth is the best option [...]

By |2017-01-01T11:25:49+00:00August 4th, 2015|Professional Endodontics|Comments Off on Root Canal Treatment vs Extraction
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