Why businesses are opting to use a headless cms

Why businesses are opting to use a headless cms

While a decade ago, most internet users would access the content online only through their website, increasingly they are accessing the content through various gadgets and formats. While businesses continue to have a website, which they update regularly, a large number of people are accessing the internet mainly using their smartphone and using apps. Similarly people use wearable devices like watches, and access the online content they require. The content is also used for generating newsletters which are emailed, sending sms alerts to visitors on the mailing or sms list.

Typically since the same content was being used for the website, apps, newsletters, the content would be copy pasted, which increases the effort required, and also may result in errors. To overcome this problem in conventional content management system (CMS) , increasingly software companies are developing a headless cms, which only has a database which forms the back-end for storing all the data and an API which can be used for distributing the data to the website, app , newsletter or other user interfaces as required. The cms is called headless since it does not include the front-end interface which conventional cmses have.

A conventional CMS will include HTML, CSS files for the front end, and database files for the back-end,which are stored in the same web host. While the content for this cms will displayed on the website, it is difficult to reuse the content, especially if the content is regularly updated, for example for sports, entertainment news, online stores. So increasingly businesses are switching to a headless CMS, where the databases with the content are separate and can be updated independently. The API is used to distribute the same content to multiple applications as required, and the front end for these applications can be developed independently.

One of the main benefits of using a headless cms is that there is far more flexibility especially for the front-end. Most of the conventional cmses have a front end and the user cannot change many of its features. Since the headless cms does not have a front-end, the developer is free to design his own front-end considering the user requirement, so the websites which use a headless cms will look unique. In conventional cmses, hackers use the front-end to hack the database, since the same front-end is used for a large number of websites,but this problem is not faced for … Read the rest

Root Canals and Other Endodontic Services

Root Canals and Other Endodontic Services

What Are Endodontic Services?

Endodontic services are performed within a specialized field in dentistry, and they involve the interior of a tooth and its surrounding tissue. Endodontic treatments include procedures such as surgeries for dental implants, root canals, and traumatic injuries, among others.

How Do I Know if I Need an Endodontist?

If you are in need of an endodontist, your primary dental provider will provide a referral so you can see one. Here are some common reasons for seeking endodontic care.

  • Chipped or cracked teeth
  • Tooth pain
  • Swelling around the teeth, including in the face or gums
  • Sensitivity to heat and cold

Often, your primary dental provider may try to address these concerns or identify their cause, but there are services for which an endodontist should be contacted. A common example of seeking an endodontist is a root canal.

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is the removal of the pulp — the name for the soft center of the tooth, which is made up of blood vessels, nerves, and other tissue.

Reasons for a Root Canal

A root canal is a routine procedure performed in the event the pulp is damaged or infected. Some causes of damage to the pulp include:

  • A cracked tooth
  • Trauma or an injury
  • Decay

What Is Getting a Root Canal Like?

It is standard practice for an endodontist to perform a root canal while a patient is awake. This is done by numbing the area that will be treated. Quite literally, an opening is made in the tooth to expose the pulp and remove it. Once the pulp has been removed, the area is cleaned and filled with a temporary sealant, preventing further damage due to saliva or debris.

Following a root canal, you may continue with your normal routine. It is normal to experience some swelling or discomfort after the procedure. Your endodontist will provide detailed instructions for caring for the area until your follow-up appointment, such as avoiding chewing with the treated tooth and taking an oral medication, if required.

Once your endodontist confirms that there is no sign of infection, the temporary filling in the tooth is removed and replaced by a permanent option, such as another sealant or crown.

How To Find a Reputable Endodontist

Seeking care from a skilled endodontist will ensure you get the best results. At West LA Endodontics, we are experienced in performing … Read the rest