Posts Tagged ‘ endodontist ’

Netflix removed the controversial documentary “Root Cause” that falsely claimed root canals cause cancer.

We are glad to hear that Netflix removed the controversial “Root Cause” documentary that made many false claims about root canals causing cancer. While discussion is always healthy, it is important that the validity of claims be thoroughly tested and proven before being presented as fact.   https://www.theguardian.com/media/2019/feb/27/netflix-root-cause-pulled-root-canals-cancer

American Association of Endodontics (AAE) Guidance on the use of Systemic Antibiotics in Endodontics, AAE Position Statement

AAE Guidance on the Use of Systemic Antibiotics in Endodontics   AAE Position Statement   About This Document This paper is designed to provide scientifically based guidance to clinicians regarding the use of antibiotics in endodontic treatment. Thank you to the Special Committee on Antibiotic Use in Endodontics: Ashraf F. Fouad, Chair, B. Ellen Byrne, […]

Systemic Antibiotic Use in Endodontics by Ron Hill, DDS, MSD

This was published in Journal of Greater Houston Dental Society, April 2018 Since the accidental discovery of penicillin by Fleming in 1928, antibiotics have been essential medications for treating localized and systemic bacterial infections. There are now over 100 different types of antibiotics available to clinicians, but it is estimated that 50% of all antibiotics […]

WebMD.com: What Are the Signs That Root Canal Therapy Is Needed?

Signs you may need root canal therapy include: Severe toothache pain upon chewing or application of pressure Prolonged sensitivity (pain) to hot or cold temperatures (after the heat or cold has been removed) Discoloration (darkening) of the tooth Swelling and tenderness in nearby gums A persistent or recurring pimple on the gums Sometimes no symptoms are […]

Tips for Saving Your Teeth

Patients today have more options than ever before to treat their teeth. Understanding your choices and their impact on your future dental health and lifestyle is important. Read on to learn why nothing is as good as your natural tooth and get simple tips for saving your teeth! Saving a natural tooth through endodontic treatment […]

Cone Beam Computed Tomography – From American Association of Endodontics

Cone beam computed tomography is an innovative medical imaging technique that provides endodontists with three-dimensional views of the patient. In certain cases, CBCT greatly enhances the endodontist’s ability to diagnose, evaluate, treat and care for patients. During a CBCT scan, the machine rotates around the patient, capturing images using a cone-shaped X-ray beam. These images […]

Celebrating the Superheroes of Saving Teeth

Celebrating the Superheroes of Saving Teeth A new video released today by the American Association of Endodontists helps patients understand how the advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies used by endodontists help save teeth. Endodontists are dental specialists who perform root canal treatment and other endodontic procedures to treat dental infections, relieve pain and […]

Celebrating the Superheroes of Saving Teeth

Celebrating the Superheroes of Saving Teeth A new video released today by the American Association of Endodontists helps patients understand how the advanced training, specialized techniques and superior technologies used by endodontists help save teeth. Endodontists are dental specialists who perform root canal treatment and other endodontic procedures to treat dental infections, relieve pain and […]

Patient centered care.

Below is an interesting article from the AAE’s Paper Point, May 2016 edition. It’s a great example of the importance of a multidisciplinary approach  for the treatment of our patients. At Southwest Endodontics, we work closely with all dental specialties in patient care. As an Endodontist, When Should I Refer? Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Odontogenic […]

Patient centered care.

Below is an interesting article from the AAE’s Paper Point, May 2016 edition. It’s a great example of the importance of a multidisciplinary approach  for the treatment of our patients. At Southwest Endodontics, we work closely with all dental specialties in patient care. As an Endodontist, When Should I Refer? Multidisciplinary Approach to Treating Odontogenic […]