You Can Avoid Endodontic Therapy

You Can Avoid Endodontic Therapy

As Endodontic Specialists, both Dr. Jeff Berlin and Dr. Megan Rustad understand the importance of healthy oral hygiene habits, and although Advanced Endodontics Beverly Hills specializes in Endodontic Therapy, there are some things you can do to avoid Endodontic Therapy If you follow the Advanced Endodontics Blog, you will know that an infection of the root canal can be quite painful and can lead to a dangerous abscess or even worse. If the pulp inside your tooth is diseased and left untreated the roots in your teeth could fill with pus spreading dangerous bacteria throughout your body. Root canal infections can also lead to swelling around your face and neck and structural damage to the tooth. Tooth decay is the number one reason people get root canal infections. When your tooth decays, it penetrates deeply into the enamel and dentin in the tooth. Bacteria usually cause tooth decay, which leads to plaque and tartar. Another reason you may need root canal therapy is trauma. If the tooth in question has been worked on repeatedly, or an injury, such as a knock in the mouth has occurred, an infection of the nerves, tissue and blood vessels could happen. Chips and fractures in your teeth could also cause a root canal infection. Avoiding Root Canal Infections Beverages Dr. Berlin and Dr. Rustad recommend steering clear of foods and beverages that are high in acid and sugar. Skip the energy and sports drinks and drink water. Fruit juices are loaded with sugar as well. Juicing at home can cut your sugar intake in half. Starches Keep starches to a minimum, as they...
Root Canal Therapy Isn’t That Scary

Root Canal Therapy Isn’t That Scary

Those two little words, “Root Canal,” can make some people cringe with fear, but as Advanced Endodontics Beverly Hills explains, it’s about as uncomfortable as a simple filling, especially when you work with an endodontic specialist. What is an Endodontic Specialist? Dentists who specialize in the tooth pulp or the soft tissue in your teeth are known as Endodontists. Although all general dental practitioners are trained to diagnose and treat the nerves and tissue inside your teeth, there are some teeth that are just too difficult to treat or even diagnose, and that is where Advanced Endodontics Beverly Hills comes in. On top of dental school, endodontists need to complete at least two or more years of advanced endodontic training as the study of root canal therapy procedures and techniques goes into much greater depth. Why do I need a Root Canal? If you have a cracked or chipped tooth, deep decay or too many dental procedures in one tooth, there may be pulp damage even if you cannot see the cracks or chips. Keep in mind, that you not have any pain or discomfort what so ever. Signs to look for include: Pain Tooth Sensitivity Tenderness Swelling Tooth Discoloration Pain or tenderness when touching and/or chewing What Happens During a Root Canal Treatment? You will be given a local anesthetic before a thin sheet of latex, known as a, “Rubber dam,” will be put over the tooth that is to be treated to keep it clean and dry. Depending on your particular case, you may need up to three dental appointments to complete your root canal therapy treatment....