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Are you experiencing compression pain when you chew or other symptoms of a problem with the root of a tooth? Has your dentist told you that you need a root canal? While a root canal may not be at the top of your list of desires, ignoring your dental needs can be extremely costly to both your wallet and overall …

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A toothache can be an awful feeling. Toothaches range from hurting only occasionally to those that cause constant intense, throbbing pain. The symptoms of a severe toothache can cause a fever, headache, or a bad taste in your mouth, depending on what’s causing your headache. What are some of the causes of a common …

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When trauma occurs, a tooth can change color from pearly white to black (and several shades in between). The idea may immediately conjure images of a hockey player who recently took a puck to the mouth. But the injury doesn’t have to be anything so drastic. It can be caused by anything from slipping while on the …

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A root canal is just another name for the nerve, or pulp, inside your tooth. The root canal procedure involves taking out the damaged or infected nerve and then sealing the tooth back up. The nerve of your tooth can get damaged or infected due to repeated dental procedures to the same tooth, trauma to the mouth …

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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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When you have a toothache, it is an indication that something is wrong with your teeth or their roots, and you should see a dentist to determine the cause. There may be some cases in which pain in your teeth or gums is coming from another source, but if a toothache is persistent or comes back, you should see a …

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It is a common perception that a root canal is one of the most uncomfortable dental procedures that a patient can go through. One of the most used phrases in the English language is some variation of “that sounds like about as much fun as a root canal”. But does a root canal always have to be a painful …

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Every individual tooth is a living thing, full of nerves and blood vessels. When a tooth is decayed so severely that it is dying, the traditional method for saving it is a root canal. Today, the availability of dental implants gives patients another option for treatment of a dying tooth. Instead of undergoing root …

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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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