Sharecare News posted a story about Dentistry:
TUESDAY, May 14 (HealthDay News) -- Dentists, as it turns out, may have one more reason than the rest of us to be wary of alligators. The toothy reptiles may one day put those who install implants, bridges and dentures out of their jobs.
Alligators continually make new teeth to replace t...Full Article
Are root canals a dental emergency?
The need for root canal therapy may or may not be a dental emergency. When the pulpal tissues (nerve and blood vessels) die, pain and swelling may accompany this process. Often times this mandates an emergency visit to the dentist. Other times the patient will have few or no symptoms. These patients... Full Post
What type of dentist performs root canal therapy?While all dentists receive training in endodontic (root canal) procedures during dental school, an endodontist is a dentist who has received two or more additional years of advanced training specifically in diagnosis and root canal treatment. Because endodontists limit their practices to root canal therapy... Full Post
What is a root canal treatment?
Root canal treatment becomes necessary when the pulp, the soft tissues inside the root canal, become irreversibly damaged. This inflammation or infection can be caused by decay, deep restorations, repeated dental procedures, cracks (fractures), trauma or periodontal disease.
Signs of pulp damage... Full Post
How do I know if I need a root canal?
Signs of the need for root canal therapy include pain, prolonged sensitivity to heat or cold, tenderness to touch or chewing, discoloration of the tooth and/or swelling or tenderness in the gum area. Sometimes, however, there are no symptoms at all.Full Post