Posts made in June, 2018


Improving patient care by all providers of endodontic treatment is the goal of two practice statements approved by the American Association of Endodontists‘ (AAE) Board of Directors at its annual meeting in Denver in April 2018. AAE White Paper on Treatment Standards Recognizing that general dentists perform the majority of root canal treatments but lack the advanced training of endodontic specialists, the AAE developed a white...

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According to a study carried out at the University of Helsinki, an infection of the root tip of a tooth increases the risk of coronary artery disease, even if the infection is symptomless. Hidden dental root tip infections are very common: as many as one in four Finns suffers from at least one. Such infections are usually detected by chance from X-rays. “Acute coronary syndrome is 2.7 times more common among patients with...

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When the soft tissue (mostly nerves and blood vessels) inside a tooth becomes damaged, this tissue often has to be removed. We call this procedure a root canal treatment.  There is a tremendous amount of misinformation about root canal treatment.  The following should answer many of your questions, but please don’t hesitate to ask your dentist if you still have questions after reviewing the notes below. Why do I need root canal...

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This informative slideshow provides a detailed overview of the root canal treatment process. <►>Clearing up root canal infection - After the diseased pulp is removed, the pulp chamber and root canals are flushed and cleaned. The root canals may be reshaped and enlarged to allow better access for filling later. Before permanently filling the root canals, they should be clean of all infection and dried. Medication is...

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