Root Canal Safety

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The relationship of our teeth and mouth to overall good health is indisputable. Endodontics plays a critical role in maintaining good oral health by eliminating infection and pain, and preserving our natural dentition.

One of our key responsibilities as endodontists is to ensure the well-being of our patients during root canal therapy.  Safety is our top priority and we are happy to discuss this in depth during your appointment. The American Association of Endodontists website ( is an excellent resource for more 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, there is plenty of misinformation available to patients. This has occurred with the long-dispelled “focal infection theory” in endodontics, introduced in the early 1900s. Decades of research contradict the beliefs of “focal infection” proponents; there is no valid, scientific evidence linking endodontically treated teeth and systemic disease.

You, as the patient, are in control of the decision to move forward with advised treatment. We want to support you and provide you with any relevant information to help you make an informed decision. We are committed to providing the highest quality dental care and will discuss any questions you have during the consultation visit. 

Your safety is our priority.  If you have any questions, please call our office at  Trumbull Office Phone Number 203-445-6000!