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Root Canal Procedure - Life’s Darkest Moment?
Over the years, root canals have come to represent the very worst that life can deal you. They seem to be on par with an IRS audit, or an in-law’s extended visit.
The fact is, when you come to us with the very real pain of an infected tooth, a root canal
The job of an endodontist is to clear out the tooth pulp, carefully clean the canal, and seal the tooth against further infection. This may take one or two appointments, depending on how many root canals are involved. Your endodontist will probably prescribe antibiotics until you’re completely healed.
So you see, dentistry isn’t the bad guy when a root canal procedure becomes necessary. When it comes to root canal pain relief, endodontists are the good guys.
Visit Our Office Regularly!
Take good care of your smile. Remember to visit the dentist regularly for professional cleanings and oral exams.
Mouthwash Is Important, Too!
Brushing and flossing may not be enough. The ADA now recommends using an antimicrobial mouthwash to reduce plaque and prevent gingivitis.
Don't Forget to Floss!
Clean between teeth daily with floss or an interdental cleaner. Decay-causing bacteria can hide between teeth where toothbrush bristles can't reach. Flossing helps remove plaque and food particles from between teeth and under the gum line.