Monday, March 28, 2011

Root Canal Awareness Week

While researching the Internet on month, week and day observances I discovered that this week is Root Canal Awareness Week.  Folks, this is one subject that I have lived with for decades.  Why so lucky, well my oldest grandson, Connor, offers this suggestion, that since my birthday is in January, perhaps I was conceived on April 1st.  He's in Orlando working at Disney - a safe distance away - for now - love him just the same.

Depicts Identification and Process

Since the mid-seventies I have had the opportunity to experience several, with a few that still give me nightmares from time to time – but fair readers – I’ll not dwell upon those.  We will however spend the next couple of days reviewing what is a Root Canal, why we get them, how they are treated, how to prevent them, and the significant advances and technology to improve the process and more importantly, helping the patient.

Root canal definitions 

Function: n
1.  The part of the pulp cavity lying in the root of a tooth called also pulp canal 

2. A dental operation to save a tooth by removing the contents of its root canal and filling the cavity with a protective substance (as gutta-percha)
Source - Merriam-Webster's Medical Dictionary, © 2007 Merriam-Webster, Inc

1. The chamber of the dental pulp lying within the root portion of a tooth. Also called pulp canal .

2. A treatment in which diseased tissue from this part of the tooth is removed and the resulting cavity is filled with an inert material.
Source - The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary

With that as an introduction I'll close out for now and continue getting the next parts ready for posting,  As always, we welcome and look forward to your comments.  Wishing all a wonderful day,
~ Terry


  1. EEK!! I have had one root canal and that is more than enough. :-)

  2. I have had every kind of dental procedure possible including probably 6 root canals. I am in the middle of an implant procedure. My dentist, as a child, did not give Novocaine and, like most people of my generation, we didn't get dentures but got a whole lot of fillings, which eventually gave way to root canals and crowns. Nitrous oxide finally helped me relax enough, along with medication and Novocaine to allow me to sit still for dental work.

    I actually fell in the 2nd grade and chipped my front teeth and that, and cavities, started me on the road to dental hell.

    Luckily I have a dentist now who accepts me and understands and we do what it takes to get through any procedure.

    I could probably BE a dentist after all I've had done.


  3. Impressive post and will be quite helpful in creating awareness about root canal. I am planning to visit a local dentist Torrance for my dental problems as he is quite good and known for his professional affordable services.