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When the Tooth Is Dead but the Pathogens Linger On…

Root canal teeth are dead teeth. After all, the very procedure involves removing everything that kept it alive – all the blood vessels, nerve endings, and other tissue that make up the pulpal complex inside the tooth. But that doesn’t mean there’s nothing still happening inside that tooth. A tooth becomes a candidate for root […]

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Root Canals, Implants & Their Implication in Disease

A great presentation for the Price-Pottenger Nutrition Foundation by the late, great Dr. Hal Huggins: Watch more videos from PPNF.

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Root Canal Awareness

Next week marks the tenth anniversary “celebration” of Root Canal Awareness Week. So we thought it might be a good idea to “celebrate” the biological perspective on this all too common procedure. Since the recommendation for a root canal usually follows pain and discomfort, you want to schedule a dental visit to get it evaluated […]

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Guest Post: 5 Tooth Truths You Need to Know

We encounter harmful toxins from a variety of sources: processed food, pollution, household cleaners, even certain cosmetic products. But one place most of us don’t expect to be exposed to them is in the dental chair. After all, dentists study and train for years to help patients achieve and maintain oral health. Most sincerely want […]

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“I’d Rather Have a Root Canal Than…”

It may be the most popular cliché for emphasizing something you don’t want to do: “I’d rather have a root canal than….” You even see pollsters use it in their questions – such as last year’s survey which found that Congress is even more unpopular than the procedure (by 24%)! A more recent – and […]

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Eliminate Root Canals with Stem Cell Regeneration

What does dentistry and stem cell research have in common? The answer may be more enlightening than you can imagine. Scientists are working diligently to discover the abilities of cell regeneration within the human body. Dentistry is playing an important role in this new age research. Is it possible that the days of the root […]

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Root Canals: Friend or Foe?

A very interesting article was published in JADA (Journal of the American Dental Association), August 2009 issue, that provides fascinating research regarding root canals. A root canal is usually performed on a tooth that has become abscessed or infected due to extensive decay. The decay results in exposure to the pulp chamber or some sort […]

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