Barry Rhome, DMD, PC

Root Canal Safety & Misinformation

Endodontics plays a critical role in maintaining good oral health by not only eliminating infection and pain but also by preserving our natural teeth.

A key responsibility of any endodontist is to reassure patients who are concerned about the safety of endodontic treatment that their overall well-being is a top priority. The American Association of Endodontists website ( is one of the best places for anxious patients to obtain comprehensive information on the safety and efficacy of endodontics and root canal treatment. While plenty of good information is available online from the AAE and other reliable resources, patients sometimes arrive in the dental office with misinformation.

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5 Rotten Root Canal Myths You Shouldn’t Believe

step by step root canal endodontic procedureDr. Barry Rhome is proud to provide a wide range of treatments to patients throughout the greater Philadelphia area. While we highly value preventative care at our practice, sometimes dental problems are unavoidable. If dental decay progresses to the point that it reaches the tooth root, root canals offer a highly effective solution. In fact, a root canal often allows us to save a tooth that would otherwise need to be replaced.

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