Dead Or Just Sick?

do I need a root canal Boise

Since teeth don’t grow and the enamel is not made of living cells, it’s easy to forget that teeth are alive. We are reminded of this when we have a toothache, or sudden sensitivity to hot or cold food. Like other organs, teeth need a blood supply to stay alive and healthy. At Blaisdell Family…

3 Problems Which May Require A Root Canal

Categories: Root Canals
Sun Valley family dentist

Hello Idaho, let’s talk about the root canal procedure (“endodontic therapy” in dentist – speak). The root canal may be the most cringe-worthy dental treatment commonly done today, but it is important that dental patients in the Nampa, Meridian, and Sun Valley areas know what is happening during this anxiety – inducing, though routine, procedure.…

Root Canal vs Dental Implant

Nampa root canals vs tooth implants

When a tooth’s nerve and pulp becomes infected, a dentist and patient must make a choice of whether to attempt to save the tooth by performing a root canal or to extract the tooth. There are several factors that influence this decision. These include whether there is infection in the surrounding bone, the amount and…

Boise Endodontics

Boise Endodontics

Have you ever heard the phrase “I’d rather have a root canal” to describe something painful or unpleasant? At Blaisdell Family Dentistry, we perform root canal (endodontic) therapy routinely for our Boise dentistry patients and many report minimal discomfort. Boise root canal procedures have advanced significantly in recent years. For many Idaho root canal patients,…