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Believing Root Canal Myths Can Really Set You Back

Posted on 10/5/2020 by Dr. Frank Sallustio
Believing Root Canal Myths Can Really Set You BackSometimes, we may think it is easier to believe a myth instead of facing the truth. However, knowing the facts about a root canal procedure will ensure that you get the best oral health care possible. By knowing what to expect, you can overcome any doubts that result from the myths concerning root canal care.

What Are Some of the Root Canal Myths?

One of the most common myths about root canals concerns pain. Many people believe that the process is painful. As a result, they avoid getting the dental care they need. Professionals in the field state that you won't experience any more pain during a root canal than when receiving a filling. Today's modern advancements in dentistry enable root canal pain to be easily managed. In some instances, people do not seek root canal treatment because they believe the procedure can lead to illness or disease. However, no scientific evidence currently exists that links root canals to this type of health breakdown.

Why a Root Canal Is Better than an Extraction

Because of the above root canal myths, some people believe they should just go ahead and get an extraction. However, this is a mistake, as teeth that are treated with a root canal can last a lifetime. Replacing an extracted tooth may require more treatment time as well, as procedures often must be performed to address the dental needs of the adjacent teeth and gum tissue. However, when a root canal is performed, the diseased and infected pulp is removed and the canals are filled before the tooth is protected with a seal. Therefore, a root canal is just a more advanced method for filling a tooth.

Do you believe you need to schedule a root canal for a deeply decayed tooth? If so, obtain the information you need so you can make an informed treatment decision. Every case is different. That is why it is good to separate fact from fiction. Give our office a call for an appointment and consultation today.

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