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What Is Regenerative Endodontics?

What Is Regenerative Endodontics?

We recently published a post about treating dental injuries in children. At the time, though, we missed the opportunity to mention an exciting new area of research in our profession: regenerative endodontics. The current (2012) American Association of Endodontists’...

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Why Is Flossing Important?

Why Is Flossing Important?

You’ve probably heard the question “how often have you been flossing?” as many times as you’ve been to the dentist. Dentists don’t ask this question just to make conversation. Things like a good diet are important, and flossing is a critical part of oral healthcare...

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What Tools Are Used In Root Canals?

What Tools Are Used In Root Canals?

Root canals are complex dental procedures that require a variety of specialized tools. Your endodontist may use some or all of the following during your root canal procedure. Endodontic Burs Burs are the first tools used during a root canal. They open the inside of...

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How to Overcome Fear of the Dentist

How to Overcome Fear of the Dentist

According to recent research, between 5% and 8% of people avoid the dentist because of dentophobia, or fear of the dentist. Closer to 20% only go to the dentist when treatment is absolutely necessary. So if you’re one of those people that suffers dentophobia, you’re...

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Fact-Checking Internet Claims

Fact-Checking Internet Claims

There’s a lot of pseudoscience and false information on the internet about dentistry and oral health. If you’re not careful, you can easily embarrass yourself by sharing something untrue on Facebook or Twitter. Even more dangerous, you may be led astray by articles...

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What Is Root Resorption?

What Is Root Resorption?

Root resorption most commonly and naturally occurs in children to break down the roots of their baby teeth so they will fall out. However, root resorption is not normal or common in adult teeth. Though it’s ultimately very rare, root resorption in adults can be a...

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Diagnosing Tooth Pain

Diagnosing Tooth Pain

Sometimes it can be hard to know when it’s appropriate to consider tooth pain an emergency. After all, tooth pain often comes and goes, and you don’t want to rush to the emergency dentist every time it flares up. If you or a loved one suffers from tooth pain, check...

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What Is A Root Canal Flare-Up?

What Is A Root Canal Flare-Up?

Although about 95% of root canals cause very little to no discomfort after the treatment is completed. That leaves only 5% of cases that cause significant pain resulting in a need for additional interaction with your endodontist. We commonly refer to cases like this...

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Why Choose An Endodontist?

Why Choose An Endodontist?

Your dentist may offer some endodontic treatment, such as root canals. So why should you choose to go to an endodontist instead? Specialization An endodontist is a dental professional that specializes on treating the interior parts of teeth, often with the goal of...

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