Tooth Pain? Don’t Wait!

If you are experiencing toothaches, it is important to seek professional treatment quickly. Once teeth develop permanent damage, they cannot regenerate new tissue. As weakened teeth become exposed to acid and bacteria, the internal structures of teeth including the root canal can become infected. The root canals of infected teeth can become inflamed and infected…

Are there diet restrictions following endodontic treatment?

An endodontist can literally save teeth from extraction by treating the inside of teeth. Endodontic care, also called “root canal therapy”, treats infections that develop deep within teeth. After receiving this type of oral health procedure, patients should avoid eating until the numbness associated with local anesthetics completely wears off. Numbness associated with anesthetics can…

Tooth Infection: Why can’t I just use antibiotics instead of getting a root canal?

Some patients may wonder why they can’t just take antibiotics to treat a tooth infection like they would for an infection elsewhere in the body. They may have reservations about root canal treatment – although they are often unfounded – and look for alternatives. A tooth infection differs from infection elsewhere in the body in…