It’s Root Canal Awareness Week!
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s a superhero, here to save your tooth!
The beginning of a root canal procedure means the end of tooth pain. Scheduling a root canal with an endodontist, a specialist with advanced training, means you’ll be meeting with a superhero of saving teeth.
During a root canal procedure, an endodontist removes inflamed or infected pulp, carefully cleans and shapes the inside of the root canal, then fills and seals the space. Afterward, you will return to your dentist, who will place a crown or other restoration on the tooth to protect and restore it to full function.
Root Canal Awareness Week celebrates this tooth-saving procedure and the endodontists responsible for saving teeth. While general dentists know how to perform root canals, endodontists spend two extra years in training focusing solely on endodontic procedures.
Starting to see how an endodontist is a superhero of saving teeth? There’s more to it than masks, capes and weapons against bacteria. With great power comes great responsibility: to change the way root canals are perceived so we can save even more teeth. This is where you — citizen, patient — come in. So join our legion and be an ambassador for restoring smiles everywhere
To learn more about root canal awareness week and why we celebrate it, visit: https://www.aae.org/patients/root-canal-awareness-week/