A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is used in to treat infected pulp. Pulp is a soft tissue residing inside teeth and is composed of nerves, blood vessels, and joining tissues.
Many individuals are often afraid of receiving root canal treatment. Although the process is longer and more invasive than a check-up, it is far better than suffering the pain and discomfort of a diseased pulp. A root canal involves removing the infected parts of the tooth and protecting it from future contaminations. Continue reading to understand more about root canals and the conditions when it is required.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS January 22nd, 2019
Posted In: Services | Procedures
Smoking is widely recognized as a bad habit due to the adverse effects it has on the body. Many people know the consequences such as lung diseases and cancer of the blood, liver, kidney, and other areas of the body. However, people still smoke despite these warnings.
Smoking can also create a variety of oral health issues, including stained teeth, oral cancer, and gum disease. For the smokers out there, quitting should be at the top of your new year’s resolutions list. When you stop smoking, you are committing to your overall well-being.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS January 8th, 2019
Posted In: Periodontal | Gum Disease
Good oral hygiene is essential. Taking adequate care of your teeth and gums every day is necessary for maintaining excellent dental health. Brushing your teeth at least twice daily, coupled with flossing and occasional use of mouthwash makes for a great practice. A well-maintained routine clears the mouth of bacteria that can cause tooth decay, infections, and poor oral conditions.
Dr. Travis A. Roberts, DDS December 18th, 2018
Posted In: Dental Health Tips