What Happens During a Root Canal?

Categories: Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Treatment Root canal treatment involves one to three visits. During treatment, your general dentist or endodontist (a dentist who specializes in problems with the nerves of the teeth) removes the affected tissue. Next, the tissue will be removed and the interior of the tooth will be cleaned and sealed. Finally, the tooth is…

6 Signs That You Need a Root Canal

6 Signs That you May Need a Root Canal

Do you have pain when biting down or sensitivity to cold liquids? You may need a root canal to help save your tooth and avoid expensive implants.  It is important to have an evaluation by your dentist, but there are 6 signs that you may  need a root canal. 6 Signs That You May Need…

Is Sedation Dentistry For You?

Sedation dentistry is a safe and effective way of completing your root canal needs in a comfortable and pain free environment.  Dentists have used sedation medications for many years to relieve fear and apprehensions associated with dental appointments, however, sedation dentistry isn’t only for patients who are nervous about dental procedures. Benefits of Sedation Dentistry Sedation dentistry helps…

How to Prepare for an Oral Sedation Root Canal

Categories: Oral Sedation

Consultation: Preparing For an Oral Sedation Root Canal To insure a safe, comfortable oral sedation experience, there are some important things to let your dentist know during your consultation. A complete medical history is critical and includes: All medical conditions for which you are currently receiving treatment Any and all medications prescribed by a doctor…

Answers to 5 Important Dental Insurance Questions

Categories: Miscellaneous
Dental Insurance Coverages

Dental insurance can serve many patients searching for affordable care.  Affordable dental care is equally important as quality dental care.  While it can be beneficial for patients with minimal dental treatment needs to self insure, others prefer the security of dental insurance to pay for dental emergencies and more significant dental care like root canals and…

Pediatric Nitrous Oxide for Root Canals

Nitrous oxide, also known as “laughing gas”, is a mild form of sedation that may be used with children. Children who are overly nervous or anxious about their appointment are great candidates for this type of sedation. Nitrous oxide eases the child’s fears, helps them relax during their visit, and to receive dental treatment in…

Advantages of a Dental Operating Microscope

Global Microscope

The introduction of Global’s 6-step dental microscope has revolutionized endodontic treatment. A Global  microscope is the best tool to visualize dental anatomy not otherwise visible with the naked eye. Anything else is a compromise. Global 6-Step Dental Microscope? The benefits of root canal procedures completed with a microscope include: • Magnified Image • Increased Precision…

Prevent Root Canals: Tooth Fairy

Kid Prevent Root Canal with Tooth Fairy

How can the tooth fairy help prevent root canals? February 28th is National Tooth Fairy Day.  Delta Dental has reported that in 2012, the average gift from the tooth fairy was $2.42.  At the same time, some parents were reported to have paid as much as $20 a tooth.  This is a big step up…