Organized Dentistry Associations - US
American Association of Endodontists

  • “I'd Rather Have a Root Canal...”

    A common misconception is demystified. Get the real story about this much maligned procedure that eases pain, rather than causes it...

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  • Common Concerns About Root Canal Treatment

    The term “root canal” can send shivers down spines. However, preconceived notions that root canal treatment is filled with pain and discomfort are nothing more than outdated myths. In fact, root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain but actually relieves it.

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  • Trauma & Nerve Damage to Teeth

    Answers to treatment of specific dental injuries — not only do injuries and their treatment vary, but they are also influenced by the type of tooth, whether baby or adult teeth, and their stage of growth and development. From chipped to fractured teeth, modern dentistry's answers are here and now...

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  • Whitening Traumatized Teeth

    Bleaching a root canal or endodontically (endo-inside, dont-tooth) treated tooth involves placement of a bleaching agent into the empty pulp chamber of the non-vital, discolored tooth. Internal bleaching is a more conservative option compared to restoration with veneers or crowns, but is sometimes used to lighten teeth before the application of these techniques to prevent the discoloration of the natural tooth from showing through.

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  • Signs and Symptoms of a Future Root Canal

    If a tooth becomes diseased or is injured its root canal can become infected. For most people, it is pretty obvious that they have an infection because of pressure, throbbing pain and an increased sensitivity to heat, cold, and chewing. However, you cannot always rely on the symptoms alone to decide whether or not you need a root canal. Only a thorough examination and x-rays can determine the need for root canal therapy.

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  • Root Canal Retreatment

    Endodontic or root canal retreatment can be more complicated and technically challenging than initial treatment, and is generally carried out by root canal specialists, “endodontists,” dentists who have taken specialty training in the diagnosis and treatment of root canal problems.

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  • Accessory Canals

    Accessory canals can sometimes be quite difficult to detect, clean and fill. While challenging, accessory canals can be successfully treated to save an affected tooth. This often requires the skills of an endodontist who can use advanced technologies such as microscopes and specialized filling techniques to treat these minute canals.

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  • Accidental Tooth Loss

    Learn what to do if or when a tooth is accidentally lost or displaced as a result of an accident. The proper handling of a displaced tooth can be critically important.

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  • Sensitive Teeth

    Tooth sensitivity is largely caused when a tooth's dentin is “exposed” (most often caused by gum recession). The dentin, which contains nerve fibers, will let you know that it is responding to heat, cold or touch the only way that it knows how — by saying “ouch.” Learn what steps to take to reduce tooth sensitivity.

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