5 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

5 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

Root canal treatments are commonly performed by experienced dentists in order to eliminate infection and save a tooth from extraction. However the saying “root canal” still leaves many with a bad taste in their mouth. There are so many misconceptions revolving around root canal treatments that it is hard to see the benefits. Continue reading on to learn of five common myths about root canal treatments.

  • Root canal treatment is painful. Dentists perform high-quality root canal treatments with the objective of removing infection inside the tooth that causes intense pain. Individuals feel a large amount of relief after their root canal. Dentists also provide anesthesia and other medications to help numb the area in order to avoid pain and discomfort during the procedure.
  • A root canal procedure requires several visits to the dental clinic. Root canal procedures can be completed with as little as one trip to the dentist. Other options, such as extractions, require several more visits.
  • A root canal “kills” the tooth. A root canal focuses on cleaning out the pulp. The pulp is located inside each individual tooth and contains the vessels, nerves, and where the infection is rooted. A root canal helps to save the tooth.
  • A root canal procedure is not very successful. Root canals are shown to be incredibly successful when done by experienced dentists, such as our team at Dr. Teeth Dental Care.
  • Root canal treatment causes illness. When left untreated, an infection inside the tooth can spread to the surrounding teeth and ultimately reach the bloodstream. Treatment helps to prevent illness.

Contact our dental office today to learn more about the different services we provide to patients and see how these treatments can help benefit your smile.