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What does endodontic mean? The prefix “endo” means “inside”, and therefore endodontics refers to procedures that occur inside a tooth. This would include procedures that involve the root and pulp of the tooth. General dentists can perform most of these procedures themselves since it is a part of schooling to …

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When a tooth is infected on the inside, it will die if something is not done to save it. The solution is root canal therapy, which will restore the tooth and prevent its loss. Some people believe that having a diseased tooth pulled is a good alternative to root canal, but saving a tooth can prevent other problems …

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Endodontic treatment or root canal can save a tooth that is dying from decay. After endodontic treatment, the tooth that was treated should be free from infection and restored to full strength so that it can function fully and last a lifetime. Root canal cleans out the pulp, the nerves and tissue inside of a …

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Do you suffer from sensitivity to cold or hot foods or drinks? Does breathing cold air cause discomfort? You are not alone. Sensitive teeth is a common complaint among our patients, but this pain can be treated with professional care. Causes of teeth sensitivity may include: gum recession, worn enamel or dentin, …

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Otolaryngologists (ear, nose and throat doctors) frequently treat patients with sinus infections, and research has shown that between 10 and 12 percent of sinus infections are caused by dental problems, especially root canal lesions (abscesses). The otolaryngology literature reports that the dental-related causes …

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Root canal treatment has long had a misleading reputation for being painful, and it has become one of the procedures patients often have many misconceptions about. Unfortunately, inaccurate information makes many patients each year hesitate to get the root canal treatment they need to save and maintain their oral …

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