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The not-so-scary truth about root canals
November 8, 2022 -- A root canal infection can be disruptive to a patient's life, yet many prolong treatment due to concerns about discomfort and downtime. Sonendo CEO Bjarne Bergheim demystifies two misconceptions people have about root canal procedures. Read More
U.S. study links extractions, surgeries to endocarditis
August 19, 2022 -- A notable link was found between invasive dental procedures, especially extractions and surgeries, and subsequent infective endocarditis in high-risk patients, according to a large U.S. study published on August 17 in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology. Read More
Oral surgeons successfully transplant molar to infected site
March 8, 2022 -- Oral surgeons from Syria opted to transplant a molar instead of placing an implant in a 24-year-old female with signs of infection. Two years after the procedure, the transplanted molar had vitality and was in good periodontal and functional health, according to a case report published on March 2 in the Annals of Medicine and Surgery. Read More
My jaw pain is killing me: 10 causes and treatments
February 23, 2022 -- Jonathan showed up in Dr. Alvin Danenberg's office complaining of severe pain in his tooth, jaw muscles, and jaw joint. At first Danenberg suspected a failing root canal, but further investigation revealed something more. He explains common causes of jaw pain and how he cured Jonathan's. Read More
Ultradent launches new root canal sealer
February 16, 2022 -- Dental material manufacturer Ultradent Products has launched MTApex, a bioceramic root canal sealer. Read More
Biolase, EdgeEndo root canal device gets FDA nod
January 6, 2022 -- The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has granted 510(k) clearance to Biolase and EdgeEndo's laser-assisted microfluidic irrigation device for disinfecting root canals. Read More
Is cold saline the key to less pain after root canals?
December 3, 2021 -- Using a cold saline solution as a final irrigating agent during root canal treatment may reduce patients' postoperative pain, according to a systematic review published on November 28 in the Journal of Evidence Based Dental Practice. Read More
Root canal disinfectant causes rare reaction in teen
November 3, 2021 -- A substance often used to disinfect root canals was injected incorrectly and caused an unusual cutaneous reaction in a 16-year-old girl during endodontic treatment, according to a case report published on October 31 in the Journal of Endodontics. Read More
Getting to the root of endodontic treatment
October 13, 2021 -- The restoration of endodontically treated teeth requires a good understanding of the root canal system and use of the right tools properly at the right time, according to a Monday session at the ADA's SmileCon 2021 meeting in Las Vegas. Read More
Sonendo purchases FluidFile's assets
October 5, 2021 -- Dental technology company Sonendo has purchased all assets of FluidFile, an Israeli developer of alternative root canal treatments. Read More
Hot Topic
Getting to the root of dentinal defects

Do newer instruments for preparing root canals induce small dentinal defects that can lead to root fractures, or have improvements in nickel titanium alloys alleviated this potential problem? Since the evidence is unclear, a new study used microcomputed tomography to analyze dentinal defects in root canals prepared with various instruments. Read more.

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