Root Canal Awareness Week
Bay Area Endodontics Performing Complimentary Root Canals in Observance of Root Canal Awareness Week (March 25 31, 2012,)
Daly City, CA
San Mateo, CA
While 70 percent of Americans want to avoid losing their natural teeth, a similar number fear a common dental procedure that could save their teeth root canals. During Root Canal Awareness Week, an annual event sponsored by the American Association of Endodontists (AAE), Bay Area Endodontics wants to help dispel the myths surrounding this dental treatment and encourage patients who need a root canal to see an endodontist.
“We all hated the bank bailout”, said President Obama, in his 2010 State of the Union speech. “I hated it. I hated it. You hated it. It was as popular as a root canal.”
President Obama is not alone. A recent survey by the AAE found that 70 percent of respondents want to avoid losing a permanent tooth, but the more alarming result is that 70 percent also want to avoid having a root canal more than paying taxes or public speaking. Two-thirds also ranked root canals as the dental procedure they most fear, more than having a tooth pulled. Bay Area Endodontics is out to prove both the public and the President wrong.
In support of Root Canal Awareness Week, March 25 31, 2012, the father son team of root canal specialists out of Daly City and San Mateo, is putting the public’s assertion to the test. “By offering free root canals to our referring dentists during Root Canal Awareness Week, we’re confident that patients will skip another bank bailout in favor of a root canal”, said Dr. Marshall J. Michaelian. The AAE wants to help the public understand the importance of endodontic specialists, and more importantly, that today’s root canal therapy is virtually painless. Dr. Marshall S. Michaelian goes on to say, “I’m guessing the President hasn’t had a root canal lately, but if he needs one, we’ll be happy to show him how popular they can be.”
More than 15 million root canals are performed each year in the U.S., and thanks to the specialized training of endodontists and advancements in medicine, today’s root canal procedures are virtually pain-free. In fact, research shows that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as “painless” than patients who have not had root canal treatment.
This annual Root Canal Awareness Week is dedicated to highlighting the contributions of endodontists in total dental health care. The week also aims to educate the public regarding the role of root canal specialists on the dental team.
For more information about Root Canal Awareness Week, please visit our website or the American Association of Endodontists’ website at www.aae.org/rcaw