The pandemic has resulted in many changes to our society. Of note in the dental world…a massive increase in cracked teeth. According to a February survey by the American Dental Association, almost two-thirds of dentists reported seeing more cracked teeth in their practices during the pandemic than before it, and 71 percent reported higher rates of bruxism, which is the involuntary grinding that can lead to cracks.
Thankfully, technology and training has resulted in root canals forgoing its reputation as being as bad as a line at the DMV. This article by Amanda Mull of The Atlantic explains the myths and the new truth about root canals. It’s a great read and will put your mind at ease if you ever find yourself in need of a root canal.