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3 Factors That Can Affect the Cost of Your Root Canal

March 17, 2021

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Did your emergency dentist just tell you that you need a root canal? You’ve probably heard countless rumors about how this procedure can be costly and painful, but neither of those are necessarily true. If you’re anxious about the process and worried that you won’t be able to finance it to get your oral health on the right track again, read on to learn more about a few factors that can impact the price as well as what you can expect during the procedure.

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Dealing with Pain After a Root Canal

February 12, 2021

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Older man rubbing his sore jaw

It’s a myth that root canal therapy is a painful procedure; your mouth will be numbed for the duration of the treatment, and every step will be taken to help you stay as comfortable as possible. Of course, after the surgery, you’ll most likely experience a bit of discomfort. This is perfectly normal, and you can manage the pain by following your dentist’s instructions and taking some basic steps at home. Below, you’ll learn more about managing pain during root canal recovery – as well as how to recognize when the pain is no longer normal.

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Does Your Root Canal Need a Redo? Learn the Common Causes.

January 1, 2021

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A man in need of root canal retreatment.

If you’ve already had a root canal treatment completed, you likely know already that the process is not nearly as difficult as many think it is. With dedicated treatment, you can save your natural tooth and keep your smile complete along the way. However, there are instances where a root canal-treated tooth needs what is called a “retreatment.” To learn why this is sometimes the case, you’ll want to keep reading this post from a dedicated endodontist!

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Root Canals and Cancer: Breaking Down the Myth

December 11, 2020

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scared woman who is wondering do root canals cause cancer

Every couple of weeks, it feels like breaking news shares findings that something else causes cancer. In some cases, these updates can help you steer clear of danger and keep your body healthier. However, rumors and conspiracy theories are perpetuated on the internet, confusing the masses and spreading fear. In some cases, these rumors can prevent people from seeking treatment they need for their well-being. One such example is root canal therapy. Here’s the truth to the question: do root canals cause cancer?

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Do Root Canals Cause Cancer?

November 8, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 5:05 pm
“Cancer” surrounded by question marks — do root canals cause cancer?

Patients with a severely damaged or infected tooth generally have two treatment options: root canal therapy or an extraction. In most cases, root canal therapy is the superior choice because it preserves the natural tooth. However, there are some naysayers out there who claim that this treatment can cause serious illnesses, including cancer. Is that true? Do root canals cause cancer? Let’s discuss the science behind why the answer to that question is a resounding no.

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Are Root Canals Expensive?

October 22, 2020

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Dentist talking to patient with tooth pain

Have you been putting off your root canal therapy? You’re not alone. In fact, an estimated 15% of Americans avoid getting this critical dental treatment each year. Aside from fear, the biggest culprit of this statistic is concerns over how expensive the procedure will be. Unfortunately, this only exacerbates the problem, making it much worse for your oral health and your wallet. Therefore, a dentist in Huntsville is sharing three factors that influence your root canal cost!

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Why You Shouldn’t Put Off a Root Canal for Too Long

September 28, 2020

Filed under: Uncategorized — deborahsbishop @ 7:12 pm
Brown-haired woman in sweater rubbing her jaw

Because root canal therapy has a reputation for being a highly painful procedure (which, incidentally, is not true), many patients are afraid to keep their appointment for the treatment even when they’re told it’s necessary to save their tooth. Some might even delay the procedure for years! But of course, you can’t delay an important procedure forever without eventually suffering the consequences. In this post, you’ll learn exactly why it’s never a good idea to avoid a root canal procedure.

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Is There Any Way to Save My Cracked Tooth?

August 17, 2020

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Woman in pain due to cracked tooth, needs endodontic treatment

You’re enjoying a delicious, crispy cookie or another relatively hard food when suddenly — ow! You feel a sharp pain in your tooth. You hope the pain goes away, but as the minutes and hours wear on, the problem only seems to get worse. You suspect the tooth is cracked, and you might dread the idea of going to the dentist because you do not want to undergo an extraction. Fortunately, in most cases, it is possible to save a cracked tooth via root canal therapy. Let’s discuss the importance of this treatment and how it can work to preserve your precious smile.

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Why Did Your Dentist Refer You to an Endodontist?

July 25, 2020

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Male patient in dental chair waiting for endodontist

Calling your general dentist as soon as you start noticing persistent pain in one of your teeth is generally the right move. However, you might be surprised when, instead of treating the tooth themselves, your dentist instead refers you to an endodontist. You must realize, though, that referrals happen because dentists truly care about giving you the best chance of successfully saving your tooth – and in many cases, that means leaving advanced treatments like root canal therapy to the experts. Read on to learn why you might be told to see an endodontist and how it could make a difference.

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Is It Safe to Have Dental Surgery During the COVID-19 Pandemic?

May 15, 2020

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Patient realizing it is safe to have dental surgery

You’ve been doing everything you can to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. You’ve social distanced, quarantined, and worn a mask whenever you’ve done out in public. Suddenly, you wake up in the middle of the night with a sharp pain in your mouth that just won’t go away. You go back to sleep, hoping it’ll be better in the morning, but it’s even worse when you wake up. You decide that you need to be seen by a dentist but are concerned about being exposed to several other people. Fortunately, dental practices across the nation are aware of these concerns and have gone to great lengths to ensure your health and safety when you visit their office. Read more to find out why it is safe to have dental surgery during the pandemic.

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