The average human produces 25,000 quarts (6,250 gallons) of saliva in a lifetime, which is enough to fill 2 swimming pools!
What happens after a root canal? How does it affect the tooth? Dr. Rubin discusses an article from the Journal of Endodontics.
The article speaks about the time lapse between finishing a root canal on a posterior (back) tooth, such as a molar, and the time a permanent crown is placed. Once the nerve has been removed from the tooth, it no longer has a blood supply and the tooth becomes brittle and subject to fracture. For this reason, a crown is placed to encapsulate and protect the tooth. The articles points out that the type of restoration after a root canal therapy (RCT) significantly affects the survival of the endodontically treated tooth (ETT).
Many people grind or clench their teeth from time to time without causing any permanent damage, however, grinding on a regular basis has severe consequences. (more…)
Sharing questions taken from Dr. Rubin’s “Ask the Dentist” Home News column.
Q: A porcelain crown just chipped. It was put in four years ago. I have since switched dentist about three years ago. Do you think the doctor who did the work would replace or repair it at no charge? (more…)