A Root Canal Might Save Your Life.

    New Evidence Links Oral Health with Overall Health

    TORONTO, April 13 /CNW/ - There is substantial research showing a strong
correlation between oral health and overall health. The message to the public
is clear and particularly important with April being Oral Health month - take
care of your teeth and prevent tooth loss. One of the biggest detriments to
oral health and potentially overall health is tooth loss.
    "Given the obvious connection between oral health and overall health, the
public should be taking care of their teeth just as vigorously as they would
be watching their weight and quitting smoking." Dr. Wayne H. Pulver, D.D.S.,
Cert. Endo., Partner, Endodontic Associates. If a tooth becomes infected and
is not treated with a root canal, it is typically extracted. Endodontists, the
root canal specialists, can help. They will remove the infected tissue inside
the tooth, saving the tooth and avoiding further complications.
    The good news for patients, technological advances have made the once
dreaded root canal now virtually painless.
    Patients will routinely tell me after the relatively quick procedure,
"Wow that was nothing, I had heard a root canal was horrible." And for
patients who are particularly anxious, a variety of sedation options,
including general anesthesia, are available. Dr. Elie M. Wolfson, D.D.S.,
F.R.C.D.(C), Partner, Endodontic Associates.

    The risks of poor oral health and untreated, infected teeth

    It has been shown that untreated infected teeth can lead to other oral
    -   Most notably gum disease. Gum disease has been linked to a variety of
        other more serious health complications, including cardiovascular
        disease and diabetes
    -   A study published in the Journal of National Cancer Institute showed
        an increased risk of pancreatic cancer in individuals who had
        experienced tooth loss.
    -   Recent research suggests that the more germs a person has in their
        mouth, the greater the chance of a having a heart attack.

    Root canals save natural teeth, safeguard overall health.

    When a tooth is infected, a root canal is the best way to save the
natural tooth, preserve tooth function and avoid future health complications.
    The evidence is clear, when a tooth becomes infected or damaged, don't
fight a root canal.

    About Endodontic Associates

    Endodontic Associates is one of the Greater Toronto Area's oldest and
largest group endodontic practices and with over 36 years of specialized
experience. They offer the latest technological advances and cutting edge
expertise in sedation to calm even the most anxious patient. Five convenient
G.T.A. offices, three full-time doctors and one of the most highly experienced
team of staff in the field, helps make them The Better Root for endodontic
treatment options.

For further information:

For further information: Bill Whitehead, President, Whitehead Inc., 
Marketing and Brand Communication, Tel. (416) 221-8883, email:
info@whiteheadinc.com; Endodontic Associates, Tel. (416) 222-9900, (Toll Free)
1-800-667-7668, www.endodonticassociates.com

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