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New Techniques for Root Canals on the Horizon

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Root canals today are one of the most common dental procedures—some 15 million are performed annually in this country—but a dental crown remains the best way to protect a treated tooth. Until now. New studies are showing scientists how they can create new blood vessels in the root of the tooth, producing better outcomes for patients and dentists.

Patients who need to come to our Amherst, NH practice for root canal therapy will find that a dental crown is still recommended, but we will keep an eye on technology as it helps improve the entire process.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a procedure that treats an ...

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The Root Canal Process in 3 Steps

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Root canals have one of the worst reputations of any dental treatment because most people associate them with pain. To set the record straight, however, your trusted team at Family Dental Care wants you to know that it's not root canal therapy causing your pain, but rather your dental infection. The more you understand about a root canal in Amherst, the less anxious you'll feel if you ever need one.

Here's the root canal process in 3 steps:

Step One: See Your Amherst Dentist

You experience a severe toothache or dental pain and contact our office right away. This step is important because the reason you need a root canal is because ...

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Root Canals and Endodontics

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When cavities are not treated quickly enough, the decay can spread into the center of your tooth and infect the pulp inside. When this happens, it is called endodontic disease. The endodontic area is the inside part of your tooth where the pulp is. The pulp contains the blood vessels and nerves of your tooth and when it gets infected it can cause severe pain. The best treatment for endodontic disease is a root canal procedure. 

Endodontic Disease 

The most common causes of endodontic disease are poor dental hygiene, severe cracks, breakage, and trauma to the face. Once the pulp of a tooth is damaged it will either need to have ...

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