2 Biggest Myths About Root Canals

2 Biggest Myths About Root Canals

There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment. In fact root canal treatment is a procedure when dentist removes damaged or infected nerves and pulp inside the teeth. This treatment will save your teeth from future severe damage. The following are common myths and misinformation about root canals and tooth pain that are widespread online.

Myth # 1: Root canal treatment is painful.

Truth: Root canal treatment doesn’t cause pain, it relieves it.

It goes without saying it used to be quite painful procedure some decades ago but with the use of cutting-edge modern technologies along with anesthetics and sedation dentistry, root canal treatment today is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. The treatment calms tooth pain related to progressive and destructive decay that has reached the root of the tooth and caused infection. As per recent survey patients who have experienced root canal treatment are 6 times more likely to describe it as “painless” than patients who have never had that dental treatment. Although the tooth and surrounding area might be sore for a few days, but those symptoms can be alleviated with prescribed medication.

Myth # 2: Root canal therapy causes illness.

Patients looking for information on root canals may find sites claiming that teeth getting root canal treatment support the development of illness and desease in the body. This false information is based on poorly designed research performed almost an entire century ago by Dr. Weston A. Price, the advocate of tooth extraction.

Truth: There is no valid, scientific evidence connected root canal-treated teeth and disease elsewhere in the body. The root canal therapy is safe and effective, it eliminates bacteria from the infected roots of teeth, improving both your oral health and your overall health.

It’s important for patients to visit dentists instead of waiting for the pain to escalate to something more serious.

At City Dental Centre, we want you to have a good oral health. We conduct comprehensive root canal treatments to save your teeth, with extraction as the least option. With our services, you can flash a nice smile all the time.