Root Canal

Is Your Sinus Infection Really a Tooth Infection?

This time of year, many people develop sinus infections as a side effect of colds or flus. Often, they will pass without much special care. However, some persist, lasting for weeks or increasing in intensity, which can drive you to a doctor. Sometimes, this will help, but other times it doesn’t. If typical treatments aren’t [...]

Could Biomarkers Improve Root Canal Diagnosis?

If you have a toothache, you want relief, and we want to recommend the best treatment to provide that relief. Sometimes, the best treatment to provide relief is root canal therapy. When performed in the right situations, root canal therapy not only eliminates pain, but preserves the tooth for decades of future function [...]

By |December 28th, 2016|Root Canal|

Root Canals Less Successful for Bisphosphonate Users

For people taking certain types of osteoporosis medications, dental implants can potentially cause a complication known as medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw (MRONJ). For these patients, dentists often recommend a root canal rather than extraction and replacement with a dental implant to reduce risks. However, a new study suggests that bisphosphonate [...]

Teeth Whitening Ban about More Than Profits

We have to take issue with a recent opinion piece by Adam B. Summers in the Orange County Register claiming that the only reason why dentists want to restrict teeth whitening is because of their profit motive. Although it is true that dentists do make money from teeth whitening (news flash: reporters make [...]

Replacing Restorations Better Than Repairing: Study

Although some dentists advocate repairing dental restorations such as tooth-colored fillings rather than replacing them, a new study shows that repaired restorations are significantly more likely to fail than replaced ones. A Large, Multi-Practice Study This new study was published in the Journal of the American Dental Association, and is based on data [...]

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