Just like a post you place when building a fence, a dental post is intended to keep something stable and in place—in this case, a tooth.
Root canals have earned a bad reputation. This procedure has become the butt of jokes on TV shows & in games of “Would You Rather”. It has also become the subject of an unusual amount of anxiety because patients expect the procedure to be painful, despite recent advancements that ensure this isn’t the case. But from a health perspective, root canals are heroic: they are a life-saving procedure for your tooth!
When most of us think of the affect of food on our teeth, we probably think of the age-old wisdom that sugar causes tooth decay. And while sugar is a notorious culprit, there are many other ways that the foods you eat affect your teeth, & not all of it is bad news.
Endodontic therapy, commonly called a root canal, is a way to treat damaged or infected teeth without removing them. This advanced & (contrary to popular belief) relatively comfortable procedure involves removing tissue from the interior (root canal) of the tooth, cleaning, disinfecting & sealing the tooth. Endodontic therapy is a key way for Family Dental