Category: Root Canal Therapy

The Important Facts About Root Canal Therapy

The more serious stages of tooth decay can sometimes seem like a much different condition than the more mild cases of cavities that people experience. Both are the result of tooth decay, which is an infection in your tooth’s structure, though mild to moderate cavities can often be treated conservatively with custom tooth fillings. In… Read more »

Root Canal Quiz: What You Need To Know

If you didn’t need a root canal treatment, you may have never developed any desire to learn about the details. However, now that you do require one for your oral health, you are likely filled to the brim with inquiries about what you can expect. We are happy to report that everything you learn will… Read more »

Don’t Skip Your Root Canal Visit

Are you thinking that you just might throw caution to the wind and skip your root canal treatment? If so, we suggest you reserve the desire to feel like a free spirit for some other moment – this restorative procedure was suggested not only to save your tooth but also to help prevent a slew of… Read more »

Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?

When you hear “root canal,” you may envision a scary, painful procedure, which is the way it is often depicted in movies and media. If your dentist recommends that you undergo root canal treatment you may worry, “Is root canal therapy painful?” The answer is no! You should not feel anxiety about undergoing treatment on… Read more »

Don’t Avoid It…It Really Is Not That Bad

Wonder what it is? A root canal of course. Root canals seem to be feared by all, but if you need one you do not want to avoid it. The reason is that root canal therapy is necessary when your tooth pulp is infected. If the infection is left untreated, not only will it be… Read more »

FAQs: What is Root Canal Therapy?

You would probably be lying if you said the words “root canal” didn’t send a shiver up your spine. Unfortunately, many people feel this way about root canal therapy, despite the fact that this is a common and comfortable treatment option. In fact, without this endodontic treatment, an infection or abscess could lead to painful symptoms… Read more »

How Root Canal Therapy Can Save Your Tooth

Tooth enamel is the hardest substance in your body, yet despite its strength, your teeth still sustain serious damage. Whether through traumatic injury (like a crack, fracture, or break) or untreated tooth decay, when bacteria bypass the outer enamel, you could develop cavities and deeply set dental infection. Without treatment, severely decayed or damaged teeth… Read more »

Cool New Technology for Better Root Canal Therapy

Root canals enjoy the dubious distinction of having a terrible reputation (as far as dental procedures go). However, most people have an outdated understanding of root canal therapy. Thanks to recent advances in dental technology, a root canal takes less time, provides a more accurate treatment, and involves less patient discomfort than before. Today, we’re… Read more »

Ankeny IA Dentist: Root Canal Therapy Can Eliminate Pain

Risks and Symptoms of Dental Infections When your Ankeny IA dentist, Dr. Erika Peddicord, performs root canal therapy, her goal is to remove an infection from a tooth in order to preserve the tooth and improve oral health. If the infection is allowed to linger, the tooth may eventually be lost, and the infection could… Read more »

Ankeny Dentist: Learn About Root Canal Therapy with a Fun Quiz

If you’re like most people, the term “root canal” sends a shiver down your spine. Unfortunately, over the years root canal therapy has gained a terrible and undeserved reputation. When a tooth suffers from a painful infection or abscess, root canal therapy helps ease the painful symptoms and restores the tooth to optimal health. In… Read more »