This is a topic that you are going to hear a lot about from us in the upcoming months. The Arizona Dental Mission of Mercy will be held on December 7th & 8th at the Arizona State Fairgrounds. This event is a huge undertaking that will provide basic dental care for the underseved members of our community. I am going to introduce the concept to you in this post and then over the coming months provide more details on the inaugural event being held here in Arizona.
What I am writing about today has nothing to do with dentistry, endodontics or root canals but it has everything to do with what happens in our office during full moon lunar cycles.
Being a “light sensitive” sleeper, I notice when any unusual light creeps into my bedroom at night. I happen to have a window that unfortunately (for me) is placed in such a manner that when it is a full moon I get it right in the face around 3:30am. My sleep over the last two nights has been seriously disturbed by what feels like a spotlight in my face. So I KNOW when a full moon occurs.
Thank you for visiting our website and blog. This is new for us and I am sure we will be making mistakes along the way, but no doubt all of the “experts” tell us that communication with our patients and referring dentists is a sure way to stay connected to the folks we work with and provide services for.
In our first post I thought I would start by telling you what type of content you can expect to find when you visit our blog. This is the site for Allen Endodontic Group and Jacqueline Allen, D.D.S., M.S. is the primary doctor in our practice. Dr. Allen does have a supporting cast which includes me, Kevin Conroy, Dr. Allen’s husband and CEO of Allen Endodontic Group. I will be the primary author of content on this site – I am NOT a dentist – I possess a business background and handle all functions related to administration in our two locations.
After getting a root canal, it`s important to take care of your tooth to ensure proper healing and prevent complications. Here are some things to avoid after a root canal:
🦷Chewing on the Treated Tooth: Avoid chewing on the treated tooth until the restoration (such as a crown) is placed. The tooth may be temporarily weakened, and putting excessive pressure on it could lead to fractures.
🦷Eating Hard or Sticky Foods: Steer clear of hard and sticky foods that could potentially damage the tooth or the temporary restoration. Opt for softer, easy-to-chew foods during the initial healing period.
🦷Hot and Cold Sensitivity: You may experience some sensitivity to hot and cold temperatures after a root canal. Avoid consuming extremely hot or cold foods and beverages until the sensitivity subsides.
🦷Poor Oral Hygiene: Continue to maintain good oral hygiene by brushing and flossing regularly. However, be gentle around the treated area. Use a soft-bristled toothbrush to avoid irritation.
Always follow the specific post-operative instructions provided by your endodontist. If you have any questions or concerns about your recovery, give us a call 📞 (602) 242-4745
Preserving Your Damaged Tooth with the Help of an Endodontist 🦷
No matter the extent of the damage to your tooth – whether it`s a minor chip or a tooth that`s been knocked out – it`s crucial to have your teeth and gums thoroughly evaluated to determine the necessary steps to take. An endodontist has the expertise, specialized equipment, and advanced dental training to provide the best possible care for your damaged tooth. They can assess whether a root canal or another procedure is required to safeguard and maintain the integrity of your tooth.
For more info or to make an appointment, go to the link in our bio or 📲 (602) 242-4745
What is Endodontics? Endodontics is the superhero branch of dentistry that focuses on the inside of your teeth. It`s all about saving those precious teeth by treating the pulp, nerves, and tissues within. 🦷
Why Endodontics Shines: ✅ Pain Relief: Ever had a toothache that feels like a lightning bolt? Endodontists can make that pain vanish! ✅ Save Your Smile: Rather than saying goodbye to a tooth, endodontic procedures let you keep your natural teeth. ✅ Healthy Inside, Beautiful Outside: Endodontics is all about maintaining the beauty of your smile from the inside out.
Facing a Root Canal? Fear not! Modern techniques and advanced technology make the process nearly pain free!