With Endolase, your risk of endodontic retreatment is greatly reduced. Here's why: the EndoTips™ system is designed to target and destroy hidden bacteria.
One specific type of bacteria -- E.faecalis -- is known to make repeat appearances, but the Endolase laser has proven to be a mighty deterrent. In fact, experts who have used Endolase say that it reduces bacterial counts by 99.7 percent!
Root Canal Myths
A recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists revealed that almost 50 percent of Americans still believe in at least one of the three most common root canal myths. And that's unfortunate because these root canal myths have prevented too many people from getting the dental care they need. Don't be one of them!
These are the three common root canal myths -- and myth busters. Once you read them, be sure to spread the word -- you could help set friends and loved ones straight, maybe even help them save a tooth!
Myth #1: Root Canals Hurt. Advances in dental technology have focused specifically on making dental treatments -- including root canals -- more comfortable for patients and even less time-consuming. Endolase is one of those tools. With Endolase, dentists can complete minimally invasive root canal therapies faster and more comfortably.
Myth #2: Root Canals Cost More Than Other Treatments. The cost of any dental treatment will depend on whether you have dental insurance, what it covers and what your dental office charges. But on the whole, root canals can cost much less than treatments such as dental implants (which you'll need if you avoid getting a root canal and wind up losing a tooth).
Myth #3: It's Easier to Get the Tooth Extracted. While the physical act of a tooth extraction is less complicated than a root canal, it's always best to try to save a tooth. A missing tooth is more harmful than you might think: It can make chewing and speaking difficult, increase your risk of gum disease and even cause your surrounding teeth to shift. And although it may seem inconsequential to have a big gap in your smile, a missing tooth can, in fact, deal a big blow to your self-esteem.
One visit to a great dentist can permanently debunk these root canal myths, and other dental myths, once and for all. If you don't have a dentist who uses laser dentistry, we can help you find one.