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How Long Should a Root Canal Be Sore?
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How Long Should a Root Canal Be Sore?

Root canals get a bum rap. Their very name can conjure dreadful notions of pain and suffering in the minds of patients. Because of these fears, many people put off getting a root canal out of concern about pain. Fortunately, better techniques, improved technology, and advances in anesthetics have allowed modern dentistry to make root...

How Does Dental Pulp Get Infected?
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How Does Dental Pulp Get Infected?

Deep inside the center of every tooth is an area called the pulp chamber. An infection in the pulp chamber can be painful and lead to serious dental issues. What exactly is dental pulp? And how does dental pulp get infected? What is Dental Pulp? Dental pulp is sometimes called the root of the tooth....

What’s the Difference Between a Dentist and an Endodontist?
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What’s the Difference Between a Dentist and an Endodontist?

Most people know, generally, what a dentist does. But what about an endodontist? Less than 3% of dentists go on to become endodontists, so it’s not surprising that many people might not know what they do. An endodontist is a dentist who specializes in root canal procedures and other treatments involving the pulp and nerves...

Dental Pulp Necrosis
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Dental Pulp Necrosis

While it might sound like the name of a heavy metal band, dental pulp necrosis is actually a quite serious condition: It’s when the soft pulp inside a tooth dies. It is often the final stage of pulpitis, and it is irreversible. Signs and Symptoms of Dental Pulp Necrosis Inside each tooth is a small...

Does a Root Canal Hurt as Much as They Say?
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Does a Root Canal Hurt as Much as They Say?

“I’d rather have a root canal!” We’ve all heard the jokes. When something unpleasant or painful comes up, you might hear it compared to this much-dreaded dental procedure. Why do people think of it as torture? Does a root canal hurt as bad as we’ve been led to believe? It may surprise you to learn...

My Teeth Hurt When I Eat. Could It Be Pulpitis?
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My Teeth Hurt When I Eat. Could It Be Pulpitis?

If you’ve ever had a toothache, you know how painful they can be. It could be a condition called pulpitis. Pulpitis can be caused by a trauma or injury such as a fracture to the tooth. Most often, though, it is a consequence of an untreated dental cavity. How Do You Get Pulpitis? Teeth are...