009 Talk to the Dentist – The Truth About Root Canals –

Talk To The Dentist Radio Show

Oh No! You’ve just heard the most dreaded words in dentistry “root canals”. In this episode, Dr. Joe Valenzi of White Wolf Dental in Port Orange, Florida gives his opinion on the big questions concerning root canal treatment – how long will they last? What are they? Will my tooth ever get a cavity/ hurt/break again? Should I spend my money on this?

I’ll try and give some insight onto these topics and more! Thanks for listening!

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2 comments on “009 Talk to the Dentist – The Truth About Root Canals –
  1. mary trost says:

    Thank you for the frank discussion on root canals. I have read many articles, including one from the ADA, and none provided me as much unbiased information as your transcript. I am especially glad that you mentioned long term success rates. All other articles say “may last your lifetime”, but give no statisic in terms of actual years. I would think the ADA would poll their members to get some hard data. Some insurance company allow for a new root canal after 8 years. Seems an awfully short “life time”. You rock!

    • Dr. Valenzi says:

      Glad you found the discussion helpful. While I’ve had many years of success with root canal treatment, I find the lack of predictability (in my experience) one of the most frustrating aspects of practice, both for myself and my patients. The more I live with root canals the more I like implants!

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