Category: root canal

Treating Internal Tooth Decay

Tooth decay is a serious oral health issue that can grow from a small cavity on the surface of your tooth to a full-blown oral health crisis. Tooth decay is also a progressive condition, meaning that it won’t go away over time, it will get worse. Ignoring the signs of tooth decay will only lead… Read more »

Saving Your Tooth with a Root Canal

In last week’s blog, we learned how harmful oral bacteria can affect our grins in a variety of ways, including causing decay, infection, and even poor hygiene. While nobody wants to lose a tooth, that could be only viable option if it means preserving your oral health. Fortunately, your dentist will attempt to preserve your… Read more »

When Dental Troubles Call For A Root Canal Treatment

Taking oral health threats seriously is important. As a cavity forms, it will causing increasing damage to your tooth. When damage reaches the interior of your tooth, and infects the living tissue housed in your pulp, it can put you in a state of discomfort. As the damage continues to spread, you can lose your… Read more »

Quiz: Your Root Canal Treatment Experience

People who have never undergone a root canal treatment can flinch at the mere thought of the procedure. However, this restorative dental treatment provides an important defense against tooth decay, and it can save your tooth. A root canal is not performed on all cavities. Only cases where decay has reached your tooth’s pulp call… Read more »

What You Should Know About Root Canal Treatment

What happens when you need a root canal treatment? You may be familiar with the name of this restorative dental procedure, but you might have questions about what it is, or why it is performed. A root canal is performed by your dentist when you have an endodontic problem – a problem in the interior… Read more »

A Root Canal Can Restore An Infected Tooth

When it comes to your oral health, preventing a problem is preferable to treating one. If you do develop an issue, restorative treatments are available to return your tooth to good health. A root canal is a process where your dentist identifies and removes an infection that has infiltrated the pulp of your tooth. Because your… Read more »

Simple Facts About Root Canals

Irrational fear of the dentist, or of dental work in general, often stems from horror stories being told and exaggerated from many points of view. The reality is that dental work is usually painless, and can greatly improve your chances of keeping your teeth. Root canals are probably one of the most feared restorative procedures,… Read more »

What’s Scarier Than Getting a Root Canal Treatment?

…believe it or not, NOT getting a root canal is far more frightening than the procedure itself. Dr. Nicholas Cain, a Gary, IN dentist who has performed countless root canal treatments, explains that the consequences of delaying or avoiding the procedure can be painful, costly, and infinitely more unpleasant. What Is a Root Canal Treatment,… Read more »

FAQs About Family Smile Care

A beautiful smile looks great and helps improve overall health. Keeping your teeth and gums healthy requires regular dental care. At Healthy Smiles, we offer the latest in quality dentistry for the entire family. Your Gary, IN dentist, Dr. Nicholas Cain, can help boost the health and appearance of your smile.