Of all dental surgeries, the root canal is the most infamous. Root canals have received such a bad reputation over the years, but root canals aren’t quiet as scary or painful as one may think. With all of the technological advances in dentistry, root canal therapy can now be comfortable and quick. With all the myths about root canals circulating, it’s time to put them to rest.
A root canal is painful. Root canals are done to relieve the pain you already have. Sure, a local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth and surround area, but the procedure itself is virtually painless.
Root canals equals tooth pain. In some cases, teeth that have already died may need root canals to prevent it from becoming infected. Your dentist will run tests to confirm that a tooth is dead and needs root canal therapy.
My tooth will be removed. Root canal therapy is meant to save a tooth, so parts of its insides are cleaned, scraped and/or removed to ensure that the bacteria has been removed.
Root canals cause illness. This common myth indicates that root canals can lead to negative health risks, but has since been debunked. Root canal therapy is safe and effective, improving your oral and overall health.
Having my tooth removed is better than root canal therapy. Having a tooth pulled is traumatic procedure that allows harmful bacteria to enter the blood stream; a root canal allows you to keep your natural tooth.
If you would like more information about root canals, contact Berry Hill Dentistry at 516-921-1717 today. Or visit our website at www.berryhilldentistrypc.com for additional information.
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