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How to Know If You Need a Root Canal: 5 Common Signs

Root canals are a common dental procedure—over 15 million are performed annually. They help save teeth that would otherwise have to be extracted and replaced with a dental implant or bridge. But how do you know if you need a root canal versus a routine filling? A persistent toothache is a telltale sign, but it’s…

3 Root Canal Recovery Tips You Need to Know

Are you preparing for an upcoming root canal procedure? If so, you should know all you can about the root canal recovery process. Feel prepared and rest assured that you know how to care for yourself after this procedure to ease any anxiety you may be having. Keep reading for simple recovery tips you should…

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Is a Root Canal Painful? Separating the Myths and Facts

Oral disease affects nearly 3.5 billion people every year. Meanwhile, 10% of the global population has gum disease, which can lead to tooth loss. In some cases, your dentist might suggest a root canal to deal with an infected or abscessed tooth. Despite a high success rate, root canal treatments still have a bad reputation for causing pain. Is…

Can You Go Back to Work After a Root Canal?

Have you ever had a root canal or know someone who has? This would not be surprising since over 15 million people have root canals every year. The American Association of Endodontists goes on to report that each day, more than 41,000 people undergo this procedure. If your dentist recommends a root canal, you may have many questions. One…