Is Bone Slow to Heal? Absolutely.

Is Bone Slow to Heal? Absolutely.

Is bone slow to heal? You bet. This is always something I remind my patients and my referring dentists of: bone is slow to heal and regenerate after root canal therapy. So you must be patient when assessing healing of your root canals. My typical recall protocol is to...
Happy National Dental Assistants Week

Happy National Dental Assistants Week

I hope you love your dental assistants the way I love mine! But I don’t know that dentists always realize the true value their dental assistants bring to their practice. So that’s why, during National Dental Assistants Week, I want to talk to you about why I treasure...
The Case of the Separated File

The Case of the Separated File

I recently had a patient come to me because she was concerned about a separated file that had broken in her tooth years ago, and she was having pain in that quadrant.  After a thorough evaluation, I was able to diagnose the culprit as Tooth #20 with Symptomatic...
A Silver Point Retreatment Case

A Silver Point Retreatment Case

Silver points can sometimes be an endodontist’s worst nightmare.  There is a reason why we don’t use them anymore. In fact, the AAE recommends against the continued use of silver points, since it has been shown to be clinically problematic.  Silver points can corrode...
Love Your Patients, Save their Teeth

Love Your Patients, Save their Teeth

To me, Valentine’s Day is all about showering love on my husband and three beautiful children, flowers, and… root canals. Yes, really. See, I strive to give my patients the best dental care I possibly can. And that’s why I advocate for root canals over extractions...

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