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Tag: endodontist

Root Canal: The Whole Truth

Believe it or not, plenty of things are more painful than a root canal. The perception that root canals are horrible and painful procedures actually came from comedian Johnny Carson and a joke he would commonly make. Endodontist Robert Richards, DDS, of the University of Utah…

Let’s get to the root of root canal

More than 15 million root canals are performed every year, according to the American Association of Endodontists. Although millions of people undergo the procedure annually, it still suffers from many misconceptions. A Loma Linda University Health endodontist provided some facts about root canals. A root canal…

What is “Endodontics”

The term endodontics is derived from two Greek words – “endo” meaning inside and “odons” meaning tooth. Taken together, these words mean – “study of the inner part of the tooth or the dental pulp”. Endodontics specialists are familiar with a number of diseases that…