Patient Education Articles

Root Canal Safety

January 24, 2019

Unfortunately, sources that rank high on a Google search do not always rank high on truth. So let’s set the record straight: Root canal treatment does not cause cancer or any other disease. The fact is that root canal treatment—performed 25 million times every year by skilled dental professionals—stops infection and saves teeth.

AAE Featured in USA Today

April 6, 2018

The mouth is a window to the overall health of the entire body. Whether you’re 8 or 80, keeping up with your oral health is crucial. Learn more from this oral health campaign featured in USA Today.

Working to Dispel the Root Canal Myth

March 16, 2018

Education Secretary Besty DeVos compared her confirmation hearing to getting a root canal. Endodontist Dr. Fred Barnett corrects that misconception.

Endodontic Treatments and Procedures

November 9, 2017

You wouldn’t take a car in for repairs or have work done on your home without understanding the problem and how it would be fixed. It’s even more important to know and understand your treatment options when it comes to your teeth.

Could a Tooth Infection be the Source of Chronic Sinus Problems?

January 24, 2019

Frequent sinus infections may be cured by specialized dental care offered by endodontists. CHICAGO – According to Dr. Michael J. Lewis, a root canal specialist, chronic sinus infections are sometimes caused by an underlying tooth infection. “In short, sometimes the roots of one’s teeth become infected, and that infection can spread to their sinuses.”

Advocacy Alert: HealthGrades

October 25, 2017

The AAE recently learned that popular website HealthGrades.com, which pulls certifications from the medical specialties, does not include dental specialty board certification information on its site.

Supporting a Single Standard of Endodontics

September 26, 2017

As the global leaders in advocating the value and quality of endodontics, the American Association of Endodontists supports a single standard of endodontic education and care to provide patients with the highest quality care with the best result-saving their natural teeth.

Celebrating the Superheroes of Saving Teeth

May 9, 2017

A new video from the AAE explains why endodontists should always be patients' first choice for root canal treatment to save their teeth.

Videos Highlight Advancements in Root Canal Treatment

March 28, 2016

For Root Canal Awareness Week, March 27 - April 2, the American Association of Endodontists is releasing two new videos to get patients up-to-speed on the realities of modern root canal treatment.

Dispelling Myths of Root Canals Through Education

March 15, 2016

According to a recent survey by the American Association of Endodontists, 67 percent of Americans say fear of pain most concerns them about having root canal treatment. The AAE hopes to dispel these fears during its tenth anniversary celebration of Root Canal Awareness Week, March 27 - April 2.