Dr. Kelly Clarke, DDS
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5 Tips for Self-Care following a Root Canal

Self-Care following a Root Canal | Laser Dentistry

Getting a root canal is no longer the scary procedure it was in the past. Modern dentistry has made the process more comfortable and efficient for patients. Local anesthetic ensures that you don't feel anything during the procedure and your recovery process will go smoothly if you follow these 5 tips:

  • Wait to eat until your numbness wears off to will help you avoid biting your cheek or tongue.
  • Brush and floss the treated tooth gently, carefully, and daily to keep it clean and avoid any further infection.
  • Avoid biting down with the tooth that has been treated until it has been restored with a permanent restoration.
  • Contact your dentist if the pain lasts ...

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What Will the Root Canal of the Future Look Like?

Root Canal of the Future | Laser Dentistry

Root canal therapy has made a lot of progress over the years, and it's becoming an easier and more comfortable procedure for our patients.

A new method for detecting bacteria within your root structure might make this procedure even more reliable than ever before. Here's some information on what the future of root canals in Bradenton, FL may look like.

What Is a Root Canal?

When your tooth suffers from a fracture or decay, it allows harmful bacteria to reach the root of your tooth and cause an infection. If your root becomes infected, it's critical for your dentist to remove the damaged tissue from within your tooth in order to ...

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What Happens During a Root Canal?

Root Canal Process Blog Post | Laser Dentistry

Your toothache is severe. It even woke you up last night. You'll do anything to relieve this pain, and your dentist has told you that you need a root canal. You're not sure what happens during a root canal, but you're sure it's probably pretty painful!

Dr. Kelly Clarke is here to set the record straight about root canal therapy in Bradenton, FL.

What are Root Canals?

When your tooth sustains an injury or infection at the root or pulp level, you'll need root canal therapy to preserve your tooth. Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is not the cause of your pain. It's actually the infection in your tooth that ...

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