Dental Care of Muskogee: 5 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

Dental Care of Muskogee: 5 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

August 20, 2018

Root canals are commonly performed by experienced dentists all over the country. Innovations in medicine have allowed for easy and more effective root canal treatments. However, there are still several misconceptions surrounding root canals. Continue reading to learn of five common myths about root canal treatments.

  • A root canal treatment is painful. The purpose of a root canal is to relieve pain that is caused by an infected pulp inside the individual tooth. Your dentist will provide you with the proper levels of anesthesia and medicine to allow for a comfortable procedure.
  • A root canal procedure requires several visits to the dental clinic. Each situation is different and may require different amounts of visits to the clinic. Other restorative options, such as tooth extractions, require even more visits and are more of an investment financially.
  • A root canal “kills” the tooth. Root canals focus on cleaning out the inside of the tooth and help to disinfect the tooth to “kill” the infection, not the tooth. The end result is a healed tooth and healthy smile.
  • Root canal procedures are not very successful. Root canals have an incredibly high success rate. This is especially true if the surrounding teeth and gums are healthy and well taken care of. The tooth after a root canal treatment can last an individual their whole life.
  • Root canal treatment causes illness. As previously mentioned, root canals are made to clean out an infected tooth and fight to prevent a future infection. They help to keep the smile as a whole more healthy.

If you are in need of a root canal, you can rest assured that a root canal from our team at Dental Care of Muskogee will be comfortable and effective.