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AAE introduces root canal safety Web page

May 19, 2014

The American Association of Endodontists launched a new Web page that provides information about root canal safety and that debunks myths.

The AAE introduced the Web page in April, during Root Canal Awareness Week. It provides endodontists, general dentists, dental media, industry partners and patients with information about the safety of endodontic treatment. 

The AAE root canal safety Web page includes a root canal safety fact sheet, tooth saving tips and videos that educate patients about endodontic specialists and root canal procedures. It also includes patient-focused information in an attempt to debunk myths that root canals cause cancer or other health problems.

"As dental professionals, we know there is no evidence of a link between root canal treatment and cancer or other diseases," said Dr. Gary R. Hartwell, AAE president. "Unfortunately, claims to the contrary, with sensational headlines, continue to make their way through social media and can be persuasive to a small portion of the public."

To view the AAE's root canal safety Web page, visit