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January 27, 2021
Most Common Types of Traumatic Dental Injuries

Traumatic dental injuries are a common reason for patients to receive referrals to our practice. Often the result of an accident or sports injury, dental trauma doesn’t have to mean losing your tooth when you’re able to receive prompt endodontic care. Endodontists have the advanced training, expertise, and technology to save injured teeth in the […]

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December 11, 2020
Choose Endodontic Care in a Dental Emergency

You may know endodontists as specialists in root canal therapy, but what you may not know is that we also have advanced training in dental trauma and pain. Our practice is set up to provide emergency dental care, which is why many general dentists refer their patients to us when urgent treatment is needed. Here […]

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October 9, 2020
Sedation in Endodontics

Many patients are nervous at the prospect of endodontic treatment. This is understandable; everyone knows what to expect when they see the dentist, but most people don’t make regular visits to the endodontist and that alone is enough to make you feel a bit anxious. It doesn’t help that there are so many misconceptions about […]

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September 8, 2020
Massachusetts Dental Society Responds to WHO Guidance

We are all doing the best we can to navigate the changes brought about by the COVID-19 pandemic. For those of us in the dental profession, this means looking to organizations like the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), World Health Organization (WHO), and American Dental Association (ADA) for guidance on how to keep patients safe […]

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August 10, 2020
Top 5 Root Canal Questions & Answers

There are many dental procedures that get a bad rap, but it’s hard to think of any treatment more dreaded than the root canal. It’s even become shorthand for any experience that is unpleasant— “it’s like getting a root canal” or “I’d rather have a root canal” are two expressions you’ve probably heard many times.  […]

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August 3, 2020
3 Signs You Need a Root Canal

A root canal is a common but complex dental procedure. The goal is to clean out the tooth roots and seal the space with a biocompatible material. Once the root canal is completed, a general dentist places a permanent restoration which may include a post and restorative material to build up the remaining tooth structure. […]

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July 8, 2020
COVID-19 Safety Protocols

Patient safety has always been at the forefront of everything we do at North Shore & Brookline Endodontics, but in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, we’ve had increasing interest from our patients regarding our infection control procedures. While we’ve consistently followed guidelines from the American Dental Association and the Centers for Disease Control to create […]

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November 6, 2019
Understanding and Treating Patients with Dental Anxiety

For many, dentistry has developed a complex stigma over the course of time.  Even though dental practice has evolved to be patient centered and prioritize comfort, decades of negative experiences continue to color perceptions in the present day.  The thought of a root canal alone is enough to trigger significant anxiety for many patients. If […]

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October 28, 2019
Root Canals and Heart Disease: Separating Fact vs Fiction

Although root canal treatment is  a common and successful procedure, it is also one of the most feared. Much of this fear is due to myths grounded in long-debunked science, and one of the most common myths of all is that root canals somehow cause heart disease. Here is what you should know. What Is […]

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October 21, 2019
Top 3 Symptoms of a Root Canal Failure

Root canal therapy is generally safe and effective, with a success rate of more than 95%. Like any other medical or dental procedure, though, a root canal can occasionally fail. This is normally due to a loose crown, tooth fracture, or new decay. Root canals can fail soon after the procedure, or even years later. […]

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