JC Endodontics Blog

Root Canal Awareness Month: How This Treatment Can Save Your Smile

May 16, 2024

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Patient at the dentist needing a root canal

May is Root Canal Awareness Month, a time to shine a spotlight on this often-misunderstood treatment. Root canals are important to preserve oral health, but many patients are afraid of it due to depictions in media. If you’re curious about root canal treatment and its benefits, continue reading. You’ll soon see how root canals can save your smile and why the treatment is essential.


Preserving Your Pearly Whites: Root Canal or Extraction?

March 15, 2024

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Patient concerned about their root canal treatment

When a toothache comes knocking due to decay or infection, it can be difficult to think clearly. The throbbing, sharp pain can make you want to just yell, “Take it out!” However, there is another option—a root canal. While this procedure gets a bad reputation, they are an effective treatment for severe tooth pain. But why should you choose a root canal over an extraction?

Read on to learn more about each procedure so you can make an informed decision about preserving your precious pearly whites.


Why Root Canal Therapy Is a Good Thing

February 5, 2024

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illustration of root canal

Do you have a painful tooth as the result of a severe infection? If so, you are in the need of a root canal. Every day, around 41,000 root canals are conducted, boasting a success rate of over 95%. Despite its effectiveness, root canals often evoke fear due to widespread myths and misinformation. To dispel these fears, let’s delve into what a root canal entails, signs indicating its necessity, and the five benefits it offers.


Root Canal Readiness: Should I Expect it to Hurt?

January 8, 2024

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Woman in dentist's chair holding her hand to her jaw

It’s normal to feel nervous if you’ve recently found out that you need a root canal. Drilling into your already aching and damaged tooth is bound to make the pain worse, right? Fortunately, that’s not usually the case.

The throbbing sensation you’re experiencing is due to damaged nerves and blood vessels that exist inside your tooth. Toxic bacteria can penetrate the pulp which causes irritation and inflammation. The ensuing infection can give you a miserable toothache until your dentist can clear it up. Continue reading to learn more about root canals and why you can set your fears aside!


The Do-Over: What Is Root-Canal Retreatment and Why Do I Need It?

December 7, 2023

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3D diagram of a root canal

Usually when people get a root canal nowadays, they’re impressed by how easy it is. The treatment is relatively quick, painless, and can be a great help when you’re dealing with a serious toothache. However, even if they leave their procedure with a more positive impression, most people aren’t necessarily eager to get another one. That’s why many patients can get a little bit anxious about the prospect of a looming root canal retreatment.

If you’re wondering, here’s why you could need one, what the procedure entails, and how to avoid one in the first place.


Why You Shouldn’t Put Off Root Canal Treatment for Too Long

October 6, 2023

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Woman sitting at table in café dealing with tooth pain

Being told by an endodontist that you need to have a root canal performed is never a fun prospect. In fact, many patients put the treatment off for as long as possible. But this can be a mistake for multiple reasons; the fact of the matter is that you’re better off having a root canal performed as soon as you can. Below is a quick look at why root canal treatment is important and why you shouldn’t delay it any more than necessary.


Why Choose an Endodontist Instead of a Dentist for Root Canal Therapy?

August 13, 2023

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Illustration of root canal treatment

When you have a debilitating toothache, one of the first things you should do is seek professional care. You might book an appointment with your general dentist. But what if you need root canal therapy and your dentist tells you that you should see an endodontist instead? Do not be disappointed. Instead, you can be happy because your dentist has your best interests at heart. Why is root canal therapy best performed by an endodontist instead of a general dentist? This blog post explains.