Category: Root Canal

What You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment

What You Need to Know About Root Canal Treatment

“What is a Root Canal?“ You’re not alone if you’re asking this. The treatment causes some confusion and is a mystery to many people. Also called endodontics, or RCT for short, it is needed when the tooth ‘nerve’ has been ...

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“Do I Need A Root Canal?” – Symptoms To Look Out For

“Do I Need A Root Canal?” – Symptoms To Look Out For

Root canal treatment (RCT , also known as endodontics) is needed in the case of irreversible damage to the tooth nerve. This damage is caused by decay or trauma to the nerve. But how can you and (more importantly) your ...

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Root Canal Alternative: Endodontics vs Extraction

Root Canal Alternative: Endodontics vs Extraction

Unfortunately, if your dentist has advised you that root canal treatment (RCT) is necessary, there is only one other viable option. This is because no other current procedure can successfully relieve a dead or dying pulpal nerve. The only current root ...

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“Does a Root Canal Hurt?” A Common Question Answered

“Does a Root Canal Hurt?” A Common Question Answered

“Does a root canal hurt?” The short answer to this common question is no; getting this procedure done should not hurt. Despite popular beliefs, modern day techniques and equipment mean that in the vast majority of cases, root canal treatment ...

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Advice On Pain After Root Canal and Other Possible Complications

Advice On Pain After Root Canal and Other Possible Complications

So, you’ve just had root canal and the tooth is still causing pain?! What’s going on??? In the first few days after root canal treatment (also termed RCT or endodontics), it is quite normal to experience some pain. Any pain should be ...

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The Root Canal Procedure Explained

The Root Canal Procedure Explained

Are you in need of this treatment (due to pain, infection or other symptoms) and wondering what’s involved with a root canal procedure? Read on for our quick guide to what you can expect… To get a root canal treatment ...

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What Determines The Cost Of A Root Canal?

What Determines The Cost Of A Root Canal?

What are the factors that come into account when the root canal cost of treatment is considered? There are those reasons why all such procedures are more expensive than routine dental work. There are also reasons why some cost more ...

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What is a Dental Dam?

What is a Dental Dam?

Dental dam, sometimes known as rubber dam or Kofferdam is a thin rectangle of latex rubber or silicone material which is used in dentistry to isolate a tooth from the rest of the mouth to facilitate certain intricate dental procedures. ...

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A Quick Guide To An Apicoectomy

A Quick Guide To An Apicoectomy

This article will take a brief look at apiocectomies (apicectomy in the UK). This is a surgical dental treatment, performed on teeth that do not settle after root canal treatment.   Definition Apicoectomy is a surgical-endodontic procedure – involving the ...

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Post Root Canal Pain – Extract or Wait?

Post Root Canal Pain – Extract or Wait?

A recent question from Darlene, who has had some post root canal pain: Q: I had a root canal about 9 months ago had severe pain and swelling after… Then a few flair ups.. My dentist wants to pull the ...

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