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Most Common Age for Root Canals

Root canals can happen to anyone at any age. Endodontic treatments of this nature are typically necessary in two different circumstances. Either the tooth has experienced a deep infection, or it has undergone so many treatments for previous decay that the tooth is losing its structural integrity. As a result, we generally see the instance … Read more

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How We Save Your Natural Teeth

Our teeth are an important part of our skeletal system, and they require careful care if we want to keep them for a lifetime.But how can you save your natural teeth? With a little dedication and some luck, going to see your dentist in Irvine for a professional cleaning and a check-up every six months … Read more

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How to Tell if you Have a Tooth Infection

Although our teeth are some of the strongest bones in our body, they can also be very delicate and highly sensitive. Each tooth is composed of many nerves and when these are affected, they can cause a lot of pain. Tooth infections mostly all start with a basic toothache. We all know the feeling of … Read more

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Right Time You May Need a Root Canal

For some people, the fact that they need a root canal is obvious because they are experiencing significant oral pain. Others have no symptoms at all and are surprised when Dr. Hassan informs them of the need for a root canal at their bi-annual preventive appointment. This is one reason we strongly encourage patients to … Read more

What to Expect When You Need a Non-Surgical Root Canal

When your dentist at O.C. Dental Specialists tells you that you need root canal treatment, you may assume that means you need to have surgery. That isn’t always the case. In fact, your dentist can typically complete an exam and the root canal procedure in a single appointment. Unlike stories you may have head about … Read more

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What to Expect When You Need Re-Treatment of a Root Canal

There’s nothing fun about root canal fails, but they do happen. Common reasons for needing to repeat the procedure include: Post-surgical complications Improper healing from the original root canal Crown has cracked, resulting in leakage of filling material You have a new fracture in the treated tooth Your endodontist detects new decay in the treated … Read more