So, what’s the big deal about a root canal? There’s a stigma that comes with the words (dramatic pause): root canal! Are they painful, do they take forever, what’s the deal with that green rubber dam thing?
Many dental patients with Parkinson’s disease don’t know what their options are. Their first symptoms are usually toothache, broken teeth, and discoloration. For many patients, the teeth have gotten so bad that the best option is to start fresh with a long term solution that will last them the rest of their lives, especially as their symptoms advance. My job is to educate and help my patients retain their smile and confidence as they fight this disease.