Archive for the ‘ Endodontics ’ Category

Root Canal Alternatives: Know Your Options

Surely you know what a root canal is. But have you ever heard of an “apicoectomy”? As endodontists, we are always trying to get to the root of the problem, but the methods vary sometimes from case to case. So move over, root canal, while we give these other endodontic treatments a moment in the […]

Root Canal FAQ’s

As with any other health related topics, there are many common myths that seem to follow root canals around, so we are here to set the record straight! Here are five of the most common questions we hear in our practice every day: 1. After a root canal is my tooth dead? No. Many people […]

What the fluoride?

Fluoride is often called nature’s cavity fighter, and for good reason! Fluoride, a naturally-occurring mineral, helps prevent cavities by making your enamel more resistant to the acid that causes tooth decay. Before teeth are fully grown, the fluoride taken in from foods and beverages help make tooth enamel stronger. This provides what is called a […]

What’s the difference between a Dentist and an Endodontist?

While all endodontists are dentists, less than three percent of dentists are endodontists. Just like a doctor in any other field, endodontists are specialists because they’ve completed additional training beyond dental school. Their additional training focuses on diagnosing tooth pain and performing root canal treatment and other procedures relating to the interior of the tooth. […]