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Online Dental Education Library

Our team of dental specialists and staff strive to improve the overall health of our patients by focusing on preventing, diagnosing and treating conditions associated with your teeth and gums. Please use our dental library to learn more about dental problems and treatments available. If you have questions or need to schedule an appointment, contact us.

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Need a Root Canal? Here's a Step-by-Step Guide on What to Expect
You’ve recently learned one of your teeth needs a root canal treatment...

(Don't) Break It Like Beckham
... But if the damage exposes the soft inner pulp of the tooth, root canal treatment will be needed to save the tooth...

Answering Your Questions about Your Upcoming Teeth Whitening
...Besides foods, beverages or poor hygiene, decay, abscesses or problems from root canal treatments can also cause discoloration...

Dental Visits are Key to Detecting Early Developing Tooth Decay
... Even if decay gets a foothold we can effectively stop it and restore a tooth with a root canal treatment or a similar procedure...

2.6 Million Fans 'Like' Justin Bieber's Chipped Tooth
...If the injury extends into the tooth’s inner pulp tissue, root canal treatment will be needed...

Your Toothache is Telling you Something's Wrong in Your Mouth
...If so, you may need a root canal treatment to remove the diseased pulp tissue and fill the empty pulp and root canals to prevent further infection...

Here's What you Need to Know about a Root Canal Treatment
A root canal treatment is a common procedure performed by dentists and endodontists (specialists for inner tooth problems)...

The Before, During and After of Root Canal Treatments
Root canal treatments have suffered a bad rap over the years—and undeservedly...

Treating a Young, Permanent Tooth Requires a Different Approach
...For example, a decayed adult tooth may need a root canal treatment; but this standard treatment would often be the wrong choice for a child’s tooth...

Are Lasers the Future for Treating Advanced Tooth Decay?
...But for decades now dentists have reliably used root canal treatment to better a decayed tooth's odds...

3 Reasons a Root Canal Treatment Might Fail and What You Can Do About It
It's not an exaggeration to say the modern root canal treatment has saved millions of teeth over the last century...

Why Alfonso Ribeiro Is Grateful for Root Canal Treatment
...Once infection gets a foothold there, it's time for root canal treatment! In this procedure, the area is first numbed; next, a small hole is made in the tooth to give access to the pulp, which contains nerves and blood vessels...

Here's the Scoop on Your Upcoming Root Canal
You might be a bit apprehensive if your dentist recommends a root canal treatment, especially if it's your first...