Posts made in July, 2018


An abscess is a pus filled, swollen tissue. It is caused by a bacterial infection. The body’s response to the infection is sending white blood cells to fight the bacteria. This results in the formation of pus in the location. A dental abscess is a pus-filled cavity in the mouth. It could be located within the tooth in the pulp, or in the space between the gums and the tooth. The two main types of dental abscesses are periapical...

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Whose knees do not quake at the thought of a “root canal?” Pain and cost spring to mind. But how many of us even know what a “root canal” really is? Root canal therapy, also known as endodontic therapy, is a dental treatment for removing the infection from inside a tooth. It can also protect the tooth from future infections. It is carried out in the pulp of the tooth, which is the root canal. Fast facts about...

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A large national study of dentists conducted by the National Dental Practice-Based Research Network has found that only 47 percent of dentists always use a dental dam during root canal treatment, with an additional 17 percent using it 90-99 percent of the time, according to a recent scientific publication in BMJ Open. Using a dental dam during all root canal treatment is considered the standard of care, based on recommendations in...

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