In recognition of Root Canal Awareness Week, March 22-28, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) has released a new video that addresses the safety of root canal treatment. The video features endodontists Milton L. Davenport III, DMD, and Nermeen Moussa, DDS, of Chicago and debunks century-old claims that root canal treatment can lead to disease, according to the AAE.
"There is a lot of misinformation online about the safety of root canal treatment and sensational headlines tend to attract attention," stated AAE President Robert Roda, DDS, in a release. "The AAE developed this video to help concerned patients understand that there is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal treatment to other diseases."
The video and other resources addressing the safety of root canal treatment are available to patients and dental professionals on the AAE website. Additional videos illustrating endodontic treatments are available on the AAE's YouTube channel.
In its ninth year, Root Canal Awareness Week is a nationwide effort to encourage patients who need a root canal to see an endodontist to save their natural teeth.