Dossier: Healthy teeth

“Not all dentists can do root canal treatment”

Do you really need two x-rays every year? And can any dentist perform root canal treatment? Dr Michael Meier from swiss smile tells us what’s true and what’s not.

Text: Michael Suter; video: Simon Keller; photo: Unsplash

Toothache can be a real cause for worry, because many people fear going to the dentist. Some are scared of injections, others don’t like the drilling. However, with good dental care and regular check-ups, many problems can be avoided. Of course, this doesn’t apply to misaligned teeth or wisdom teeth. In these cases a more major procedure is often needed to ease the pain. Dr Michael Meier explains how a mandibular splint works and what you need to know about root canal treatment.