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…

Will a Root Canal Save My Tooth?

Patients may dread getting a root canal (which is unfounded—we’ll get to that in a minute!), but the procedure is tremendously valuable for salvaging teeth that have been so severely damaged by internal infection that they are at risk for being lost. While tooth replacement technology has advanced significantly in recent decades, it’s still preferable…