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Identifying the symptoms of an infected tooth: http://ow.ly/LjBo30e5XTr
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In addition to the presence of harmful bacteria, genetic defects in tooth enamel can make some individuals more susceptible to dental decay : http://ow.ly/7ubh30e5XTq
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According to a recent study, an infection of the root tip of a tooth can increase the risk of coronary artery disease: http://ow.ly/oIe230e5XTp
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A root canal procedure is considered one of the most effective methods of saving and retaining a tooth that has been severely compromised by dental decay or injury. In the US alone, almost 41,000 root canals are performed every day, which translates to 15 million over the course of one year.
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Dental trauma is common in childhood. Here is a helpful article containing information on saving young permanent teeth that have been injured. http://ow.ly/5BWc30e5XTo
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What is an endodontist and what to do they do? http://ow.ly/VXtK30e5XTn
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The American Association of Endodontists addresses the most common misconceptions about root canal procedures: http://ow.ly/ogIM30e5XTm
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Understanding apicoectomies: http://ow.ly/NDD630e5XTl
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Why you may experience discomfort in a tooth with a filling: http://ow.ly/MP8330e5XTk
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Prior to the 18th century, it was believed that dental decay and tooth pain were caused by tooth worms burrowing inside the tooth. Pierre Fauchard, who is known as the father of modern dentistry, declared that tooth decay was linked to sugar consumption and not little creatures burrowing inside the tooth.
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