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Your mouth has entire colonies of microorganisms, and most of them do no harm. There have been over 700 different strains of bacteria that have been detected in the human mouth, most of which are harmless. Sometimes, other disease-causing bacteria are thrown into the mix which can affect our health. They can be controlled with […]
The Love of Endo
We’ve all felt it; that pitter-patter feeling, flushed red cheeks, you can’t eat, it’s driving you crazy! Are you in love…or in need of a root canal treatment?! Symptom Checker: Burning desire Heart throbbing Flushed cheeks Can’t eat It’s driving you crazy RESULT: You could be in love! Gum inflammation Throbbing pain Redness of skin […]
History of Endo
Did you know the practice of endodontics has actually been around for quite some time? In 1985 in Israel’s Negev Desert, archeologists discovered a 2000 year old deceased Nabataen soldier with a one-tenth of an inch bronze wire embedded in the nerve cavity of one of the skull’s teeth. This discovery of a skull with […]
Oral Health and Pregnancy
Pregnancy is an exciting time when your body is going through many changes. You may be wondering how this will affect your teeth and gums. This blog is meant to answer your oral health questions and give you the information you need to help both you and your baby! Keep Up Your Routine. It is […]
High Quality H2O
Whether you’re drinking from a glass that is half-empty or half-full, drinking a glass of water is always beneficial to your health. Human beings are 60% water; so staying hydrated throughout the day is crucial for the hydration of tissue, the distribution of nutrients, and the removal of waste from your body. Not only is […]
Going Green: Dark Green Vegetables and Dental Health
Everyone is going green, but did you know that “going green” can also benefit your oral health? Your pH levels inside your body can greatly affect your overall health. Too much acid in your system can make various parts of your body inflamed. This may include your gum tissues. Gingivitis (early gum disease) and periodontitis (advanced […]
Filling Your Roots with Roots!
What is Gutta-percha? In endodontics, when you have a root canal treatment, your tooth is filled with a substance called Gutta-percha (“gutta-per-cha”). Its first uses in dentistry were in the late 1800s as a temporary restorative material, until it was used to permanently fill root canals. It is used to “obturate” or fill the empty […]
Help! I’ve Cracked My Tooth!
So you’ve cracked your tooth—We know this can be stressful. But don’t worry, Modern Micro Endodontics is here to help. Our main goal is to save your tooth, but the treatment plan and outcome all depend on the type, extent, and location of the damage. Before any more damage can be done, seek treatment as […]
Apicoectomy. Say What?
Say that again?! An apicoetomy or “ey-pi-koh-ek-tuh-mee” (say that three times fast!) may be needed when an infection develops or won’t go away after your root canal treatment or retreatment. Your teeth are held in place by roots that extend into your jawbone. They can have anywhere from one to four roots. The tip of […]
Tiny, Mighty Tools in Endodontics
It’s really quite amazing how advanced tools have become over thousands of years! To think that as humans we started with mere sticks and stones as tools, and now we can visit space via rocket ships is simply mind-boggling! Now, while not exactly moon-landing technology, we’d like to point out that endodontic tools have also […]