National Root Canal Appreciation Day

National Root Canal Appreciation Day is a holiday that’s guaranteed to make people think of the root canal in a different light. While most people think of this dental procedure as something horrible that they want to avoid at all costs, the fact of the matter is that the root canal is an important procedure that can help prevent further dental damage and possible damage to the jawbone, soft tissues, and facial spaces.

This procedure also may save a person’s life. It’s for these reasons alone that we should celebrate this procedure and the holiday that represents it when it comes around on the second Wednesday of May.

The History Of National Root Canal Appreciation Day

This holiday was created by a dentist named Dr. Chris Krammer in 2005. He invented the holiday to spread the word about the importance of root canals and the role they play in modern medicine.

Although everyone should do whatever is in their power to prevent a root canal by practicing regular tooth brushing and by making regular visits to a dentist, sometimes a person has to get a root canal.

And for people who have to get a root canal, the procedure shouldn’t be seen as something scary or horrific. It should be seen as an important procedure that may save the rest of the patient’s teeth, their facial muscles and bones, and even their life.

Observing National Root Canal Appreciation Day

Now, we don’t suggest that anyone should run out and get a root canal on this day, but we do think that it’s important for people to learn more about this procedure — both its benefits and its drawbacks.

It’s also a good day for a person to give a note of thanks to their dentist for performing this procedure successfully. Of course, this doesn’t have to be done in person. It can also be done through social media using the hashtag #NationalRootCanalAppreciationDay.

When is it?
This year (2024)
May 8 Wednesday
Next year (2025)
May 14 Wednesday
Last year (2023)
May 10 Wednesday
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