Why use a Rubber Dam?


What is a rubber dam?  When used as a part of root canal treatment: A rubber dam (also referred to as a “dental dam”) is a sheet of latex that the tooth being treated sticks through. With most applications, the dam is held in position via the use of a “rubber dam clamp” that firmly […]

Our New 3D Technology


We are excited to announce that we have just added the Morita 3D Technology to our office! Here is a brief description from Morita themselves: Our goal is to provide you with the best, most accurate, and thorough diagnosis possible. Recent technological breakthroughs have allowed us to make major advances in our ability to achieve […]

How long will your root canal last?


Today, root canal treatment, also known as endodontic treatment (“endo” – inside; “odont” – tooth), will save your natural tooth and allow you to keep it functional for decades if not a lifetime. But just as no two people are the same, teeth also vary widely, so that the success of root canal treatment depends […]

Dental Implants & Root Canal- Which is better?


Root Canals Just as Effective as Dental Implants, but Dentists Emphasize Saving Natural Teeth and Patient-Specific Considerations For patients torn between the best way to treat a compromised tooth, the choice just got clearer. A recent systematic review comparing the two of the most common treatment options – root canals and dental implants – found […]

Do Root Canals Really Cause Cancer?


Patients searching the Internet for information on root canals may find sites claiming that teeth receiving root canal (endodontic) treatment contribute to the occurrence of illness and disease in the body and may even cause cancer. This false claim is based on long-debunked and poorly designed research performed nearly a century ago by Dr. Weston […]

Interesting Facts about Animal Teeth


Since last month we posted fun facts about OUR teeth we thought why not go a little further and post fun facts about animal teeth? So here goes: 1. Sharks lose their teeth weekly, which are then replaced by new teeth 2. You can tell a Dolphins age by counting the rings on their teeth […]

Fun Facts about teeth


The hardest part of your entire body is your tooth enamel- that’s the top surface of your tooth The average person spends about 48 seconds per day brushing their teeth, but dentists recommend at least 2 or 3 minutes. The amount of saliva your mouth produces in a lifetime is enough to fill two swimming […]

Tips on how to avoid a root canal


Root canal treatment is the best tooth-saving tool that is available. Advancements in treatment have increased the success rate of endodontic treatment, while modern techniques and tools have decreased recovery time and pain. However, in spite of the advancements that excite us as professionals, we understand that most people would prefer to never experience root […]

Root Canal Awareness Week


Dr. Elkhal is proud to be a part of the American Association of Endodontics. We just celebrated the tenth anniversary of Root Canal Awareness Week which is, March 27 – April 2, 2016. Root Canal Awareness Week is a national effort to raise awareness of endodontists, so that patients and general dentists know to contact a […]