Root Canal Treatment and Extraction are two different treatment solutions for teeth with severe decay or damage. Your dentist normally would provide either of the two options. Still, it is important that you understand what these options are and what they involve.
Many of us have heard the term ‘root canal’ mostly because of its association with the root canal treatment procedure. The root canal treatment is done to treat severe infections that are present in the tooth. Although most people are familiar with the root canal procedure, many of us are unfamiliar with the root canal […]
Each tooth in our mouth has a crown (externally visible teeth), dentin, pulp and one or more roots depending upon the tooth. The pulp tissue houses the nerves and blood vessels that supply our teeth. Due to improper oral hygiene, bacteria can accumulate around the teeth and can cause dental cavities due to tooth decay. […]
Calcified root canals, as the name suggests are calcium deposits in the root canals of a tooth. They are a challenge to dentists and endodontists. Root canals are usually hollow or have pulp tissue in them. There are various reasons as to why calcified root canals occur. In this article, we are going to see […]
It is not surprising to think about how much advancement has occurred in the field of endodontics (root canal treatments) over the past couple of decades. Along with the evolution of methods and techniques used in endodontic treatment (root canal treatments), the perception of endodontic treatment has also evolved among patients and dental professionals. Are […]
The well-known methods to treat a decayed tooth are by dental filling and root canal treatment. Laser tooth disinfection is being widely adopted by many dentists for tooth decay off late. But does this mean that laser tooth disinfection and filling (Laser tooth filling) can completely eliminate the need to do root canal treatment for […]
Myriad of opinions are floating around on Root Canal procedure. While some are facts, many are often myths. These myths often scare people unnecessarily and can cause unwanted loss of tooth while it could have been salvaged. Let us debunk these myths one by one.
You sometimes hear your loved one who just had a root canal procedure say that the dentist informed him that crown was not necessary. You had always wondered that crown is absolutely necessary after the procedure no matter what. So does that mean a crown is an option? Not really. Let us find out.
Our teeth are absolutely strong and that is the way they have evolved – to withstand pressure and be rock solid. But sometimes something untoward can happen which can cause injury to your teeth. A violent fall can result in the teeth cracking, breaking, chipping off or getting knocked off in whole without the root. […]