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October 11, 2021
When is a Root Canal Needed?

Endodontic treatment is needed when the pulp tissue inside a tooth becomes inflamed or infected. The pulp is removed, then the tooth chamber and roots are cleaned, disinfected, and filled with a material called gutta percha. Commonly referred to as root canal treatment, endodontic treatment preserves your natural tooth, preventing the need for extraction. Here […]

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July 27, 2021
How Painful Is a Root Canal?

It’s common for patients to feel nervous about their upcoming root canals. Unfortunately, root canals have a reputation for being unpleasant, but you’ll be relieved to find out that most patients find the experience of having root canal treatment to be easier than anticipated. In fact, root canals are commonly used to relieve dental and […]

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June 5, 2021
What Is a Traumatic Dental Injury?

Endodontists specialize in saving natural teeth, which is why an endodontic practice should be your first call after a traumatic dental injury. While accidents or sports-related trauma are common causes of these dental injuries, they can also be the result of biting into something hard, teeth grinding during sleep, or an oral habit like chewing […]

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June 3, 2021
How Long Does a Root Canal Last?

When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, root canal treatment may be able to prevent it from needing to be removed. An endodontist can save your natural tooth, potentially preserving it for years, decades, or even a lifetime, by removing the pulp and cleaning, shaping, and disinfecting the root canals. While the […]

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April 20, 2021
What Exactly Does an Endodontist Do?

For many patients, the first time they’ve heard the term “endodontist” was when they received a referral to our practice. Most people are familiar with what oral surgeons and orthodontists do, but endodontics is a lesser known dental specialty. In fact, the American Association of Endodontists estimates that fewer than three percent of American dentists […]

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March 6, 2021
What to Eat After Root Canal Treatment

If you’ve never had endodontic treatment before, you may be wondering what to expect from the recovery. Generally speaking, the recovery from a root canal procedure is less uncomfortable than that of a tooth extraction, but you may still wish to stock up on soft foods for the days after your treatment to minimize stress […]

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March 4, 2021
How Long Does a Root Canal Procedure Take?

When a patient is referred to North Shore & Brookline Endodontics for a root canal treatment, they usually come to their consultation with a number of questions about the procedure. Many of these questions have to do with the logistics of root canal treatment. How long does a root canal procedure take? How many appointments […]

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February 20, 2021
Root Canals With and Without Crown – What to Consider

After root canal treatment is complete, the affected tooth will need to be restored. Your tooth is opened during endodontic treatment in order to access its canals. This leaves it weakened and susceptible to infection, but a restoration seals the tooth to prevent contamination and strengthens its overall structure. Crowns are a common option for […]

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February 10, 2021
Diagnosing Dental Pain: What to Expect

Endodontists specialize in the diagnosis of dental pain. Severe dental pain can disrupt patients’ lives, making it difficult to eat, sleep, speak, and go about their normal activities. With care from a skilled endodontist, you will be able to get back to your routine quickly. Dental Pain Symptoms Dental pain often develops suddenly, with symptoms […]

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January 31, 2021
Endodontists: Partners in Patient Care

When your dentist gives you a referral to North Shore & Brookline Endodontics, it’s because you require treatment from a dental professional with specialized training in root canal therapy or other procedures that save a compromised tooth. This referral doesn’t mean your general dentist is no longer providing your dental care; instead, it’s the beginning […]

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