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Can a Root Canal Rescue My Cracked Tooth?

June 24, 2024

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A man holding his jaw in pain

If you really think about it, teeth are pretty amazing. They help us eat and speak properly, they can make us look and feel more confident, and they can produce an average of 162 pounds per square inch of force! But sometimes despite their strength, accidents happen, and our teeth can become damaged or cracked.

In the past, removing the remaining tooth was typically the only option, but now, thanks to modern dentistry, your dentist can often repair this damage with the help of a root canal.


What Should I Know About Root Canals?

April 12, 2024

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Dentist smiles

When you think of root canals, you may think of comically terrified cartoon characters sweating in a dentist’s chair or even a facetious portrayal of a sadistic dentist. While these representations can be quite funny, they are far from the truth. Modern root canals are comfortable and effective procedures that can spare a patient from pain and tooth extraction while also saving them money on costly dental replacements. Here’s a brief list of common misconceptions about root canals as well as why you have nothing to fear from them.


Affordable Endodontics: Dispelling the Myth of Expensive Root Canals

March 15, 2024

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Patient talking to their dentist about root canals

When you hear “root canal” your mind might wander many places based on its popular depiction in media. However, root canals in modern dentistry are painless, effective, and incredibly safe, especially with an endodontic expert at the helm. Even with these reassurances, there’s one myth that persists: root canals are expensive. If you’d like to learn more about root canal treatment and how economical it is, continue reading.


Root Canals Are Good News – Here’s Why

February 7, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 9:40 pm
man smiling while sitting in dental chair

Did your dentist mention root canal treatment at your last checkup in Huntsville, and now you’re feeling a bit uneasy? Despite what you may have heard, root canals aren’t as dreadful as they sound! In fact, they bring some pretty fantastic benefits your way. Continue reading to learn more about root canals and why they’re actually good news for your oral health.


Don’t Wait! These Are the Dangers of Postponing a Root Canal Procedure

January 12, 2024

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 3:06 pm
Man holding his cheek in pain because he needs a root canal

Root canal treatment, despite its reputation, is a vital procedure that can save a severely damaged or infected tooth. However, many patients may put off or avoid treatment due to fear, misconceptions, or belief that the problem will disappear.

Unfortunately, delaying a root canal can have serious consequences for your oral health and well-being. Read on to learn more about how a delayed root canal can hurt more than just your teeth.


A Traveler’s Guide to Holiday Dental Health

December 7, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 3:51 pm
A suitcase with dental health kits in it ready for holiday travel

As the holiday season approaches, you may find yourself on the move, traveling to be with loved ones or enjoying a well-deserved vacation. Even amidst the hustle and bustle of holiday travels, it’s important to prioritize your dental health.

If you’re struggling to figure out how to prepare for traveling while taking care of your oral health, continue reading. You’ll find valuable tips to keep your smile bright while on the go. 


Is It Normal to Feel Pain After a Root Canal?

November 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 1:41 pm
person with toothache after root canal holding cheek

Root canal therapy often gets a bad rap, largely fueled by misconceptions about its perceived pain and discomfort. Contrary to popular belief, undergoing a root canal is not as unpleasant as some might fear. While the procedure itself is typically painless, there are instances where patients may experience discomfort afterward. This article aims to demystify root canal therapy, shedding light on the reasons behind any potential post-treatment pain and providing insights into the overall experience of this common dental procedure.


4 Tips to Avoid a Dental Halloween Horror

October 2, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 4:57 pm
Two toy teeth with happy faces wearing Halloween costumes sitting on a fake broom with dental instruments

It’s October, and many people love to get into the spooky spirit with Halloween just around the corner. There are some scares that aren’t so exciting, though, and dental emergencies are among them! Harmful bacteria are attracted to the sugar in all the goodies available this time of year, which can lead to tooth decay. If left unaddressed, it can progress to the point that it needs a root canal, which would ruin anyone’s festive fun.  

As a result, a lot of parents worry that their child will overeat candy and end up with a cavity- or worse. Fortunately, you can help prevent that by following these 4 helpful tips.


Why Should I See an Endodontist for a Root Canal?

September 2, 2023

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a patient smiling while visiting their endodontist

Dental problems can be daunting, to say the least. And if you’ve been informed that you’re going to need a root canal to address something going on inside your mouth, sometimes simply knowing that you’re choosing the best person for the job is enough to put your doubts to rest. While many dentists can perform root canals, an endodontist is a specialist uniquely qualified for this intricate and useful procedure. Keep reading to learn more about why your trusted endodontist is the one you should visit.


What to Expect After Getting a Root Canal

August 8, 2023

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 9:53 pm
person resting on couch after getting a root canal

Root canals are dental treatments designed to rescue and rejuvenate severely damaged or infected teeth by eliminating infected pulp and sealing the inner canals. Often associated with apprehension and discomfort, these procedures are commonly misunderstood but can offer relief while preserving your natural tooth, avoiding extraction. Contrary to misconceptions, they are generally straightforward and almost painless. If you’re preparing for root canal therapy, continue reading to discover what to anticipate post-procedure and how to prepare for it.

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