Category Archives: Root Canal

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The Misunderstood Root Canal

If there is one procedure that really gets a bad rap, it’s the root canal. For some reason, people equate this procedure with extreme pain, although it is no more painful than having a cavity filled. Plus, the rumors of medieval torture keep many patients from enjoying the true benefit of a root canal — […]


Root Scaling and Root Planing

There are plaques you want to get, like MVP of the softball tournament. And there is plaque you don’t want to get, especially under your gums — dental plaque. When you develop dental plaque under your gums, the team at Gentle Dental needs to remove it with root scaling and planing. Who needs root scaling […]


Fear the Reaper, Not a Root Canal

If you’re old enough, you probably remember the Blue Oyster Cult song titled “Don’t Fear the Reaper.” That’s a dumb title — everyone’s scared of that dude in the black hooded cloak. But you shouldn’t group root canals from the Gentle Dental team in there as something else to fear. Root canals are actually a […]


Root Canals 101

Root canals either make people think of a barge being towed up the Erie Canal, or the term makes them run away as fast as possible. But what do you actually know about root canals? We like our patients to be educated at Gentle Dental, so here we go. What is a root canal? While […]


What is a Root Canal Anyway?

Generally when people hear about canals, they either think of the romantic canals of Venice or the industrial miracles of the Panama Canal and such. They don’t think about their teeth. Nor do they want to! But a root canal can be a lifeboat for a tooth, saving an otherwise sinking ship. What is the […]


A Cleaner Smile, a Happier You

In the past few decades, dentistry has changed dramatically. What once used to be a field reserved for dental emergencies and reconstruction procedures, full of scary tools and lots of pain, is now a medical field where kids get free trinkets for being good during their quick check-up. What instigated this change? How has it […]


Get Ready for Your Root Canal Treatment

Just the sound of root canal therapy makes most of us cringe and anxious. However, with just enough knowledge about how the procedure will go, you will be able to gain more confidence to face it. Don’t leave your tooth untreated. Know what to expect from a root canal treatment and prepare to face the […]


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