Debunking Common Myths About Root Canal Pain

dca-blog_article-33_root-canal-pain-fictional-problems

If the mention of a root canal makes you want to run and hide, you may be a victim of common myths and misconceptions about this effective and affordable dental care procedure. Your endodontist in Atlanta wants to make sure you know the facts about root canals, and to make sure you aren’t avoiding treatment because of scary, inaccurate, or outdated horror stories. It’s always wise to gain as much information as possible before undergoing any medical procedure, and root canals are no exception. You can start your education with the debunking of the following three myths:

1. Root Canals Cause Intense Pain

In reality, a root canal relieves pain rather than causes it. The myth of horrific root canal pain was formed decades ago, but with modern anesthetic options and advanced dental techniques, a root canal is no more painful than a routine filling. A survey of dental patients found that many who had root canals describe it as painless. However, not getting a root canal when faced with a severe toothache caused by extensive damage is extremely painful.

2. Root Canals Cause Illness or Infection

The idea that root canals cause disease in other parts of the body is based on unproven theories and faulty research conducted almost a century ago. There is no legitimate scientific evidence that links endodontic treatment to systemic disease. The presence of some bacteria in the mouth is normal and does not constitute an infection. When a tooth is severely infected, root canal treatment removes the source of infection and improves overall oral health.

3. Extraction Is the Affordable Alternative to Root Canal Treatment

If you’re on a budget, finding affordable dental care is important, and it’s true that tooth extractions initially cost less than root canals. However, in the long run, you will pay more to restore your missing tooth with a bridge, implant, or dentures. Keeping your natural teeth is always the better alternative. It allows you to stay on your current diet without avoiding certain foods, and you’ll spend less time recovering or having additional procedures to correct problems associated with missing teeth. Dentists practicing endodontics in Atlanta can help you keep your teeth for a lifetime. Forget the myths, and enjoy the benefits of maintaining your natural smile.

To get the dental care you deserve from an affordable dentist in Atlanta, call Dental One Associates of Georgia today at (855) 979-3350 or make an appointment.

Dental One Associates offers affordable family dentistry and gentle, compassionate dental care in Atlanta. With 8 affiliated practices throughout Georgia, our offices are conveniently located with extended hours to meet your needs. At Dental One Associates of Georgia, we provide most dental services, from basic preventative care and general dentistry to specialized procedures and complete dental reconstruction. We accept most dental insurance plans and offer affordable financial solutions for any budget. Patient satisfaction is our top priority and we strive to provide the exceptional, affordable dental care and personal touch that lead to lasting relationships. A smiling patient is our greatest reward and we look forward to keeping those smiles healthy, beautiful, and bright. Discover an affordable dentist who truly cares at Dental One Associates of Georgia.

Read What Our Patients Say
Patient Reviews
John is by far the best hygienist I’ve ever had. He make me feel comfortable, he’s super smart and details everything he’s doing so I’m never in the dark about what’s […]
Betty J.
I’ve been going here for years to see Dr DeAngelis. My last visit was my first ever gum graft. I was uncertain of how things would go as I heard how painful this would be. Kesha made my wait […]
Michael B.
Dr Perez and his staff are professional and extremely courteous and kind. There are no hidden fees. You get the feeling that they truly care. I will not go any where else
Khadija M.
Excellent service and consideration. Dr. Hardwick was so pleasant and knowledgeable. Very satisfied with the outcome.
Loretta B.
I feel like family when I come to receive my treatment. I never experienced any problems with customer service from my hygienist down to the receptionist. I feel like they always have my best […]
Raja S.
All of the staff is very friendly. I love Dr. Grant he is the best. Offering Dentrite is also a big reasonI, When I retired, I lost dental insurance when I left my job. My hygienist mentioned […]
Barbara J.
I’ve been using Dental TLC for 18 years and due to job relocating in kennesaw I made a switch to Dental One and they definitely met my expectations with my cleaning and friendly staff.
Barbara H.
Rebecca and Danielle were extremely nice. I felt welcomed as soon as I entered the office. Front office staff was great. Dr. Perez was patient, informative, and very friendly.
Amber N.
I have been going to this location to get my teeth cleaned for a few years now. My original hygienist moved to another location so I have had quite a few different ones during my past few cleanings. […]
Jemekia T.
The professionals in this office do a great job. They greet you warmly at the front desk, and everyone involved in your care are kind and efficient in performing their work. The new office […]
Carol H.
Dr. Perez and Tyrone were great. I had a root canal and didn’t feel any pain.
Bruce H.
When I arrived at Dental One Associates, I was promptly greeted, signed in, and quickly taken back for my appointment by Casey. Casey, along with the other staff, were professional and friendly. They […]
Eddie G.
I’ve been a patient for close to 17 years, I have a terrible fear of dentist but would recommend Dr. Joe to anyone with the same problem he has a soft easy manner that sets you at ease.
Edward R.
The dentist as well as his staff we very nice . I felt comfortable. The doctor was very honest about my dental situation and he and his staff were very helpful.
Shakya W.
Easy to make appointments and services received are always professional. Tina, my dental hygenist has always taken care of my needs.
Jean P.
I love my hygienist Lanae. She was honest with me and she always does a fantastic job cleaning my teeth.
Iyanna J.
I’ve never been to a dentist that was this thorough. I learned a lot and got awesome care. Quality care
Nicole H.
I have been using Dental One Associates for the past 20 years and I have always had great Service. The staff is very professional, pleasant, and caring.
Diania W.
Dr. Perez was amazing. I’m normally anxious about having dental work done. I needed to replace old fillings that had fallen out and found him through the positive reviews online. He was very […]
Oshetha S.
Dr. Thornton is one of the best dentists I have ever been pleased to call “My dentist.” Her skill and patience are topped with a wonderful personality and she has a soft manner and touch […]
Nona L.
We Accept Most Insurance Plans!
Learn More

We accept most insurance plans and will be happy to help you understand the coverage that you have. We will do our best to see that you receive your maximum insurance benefits for all covered services.

No Insurance? No Worries! See our discounts and offers here

Office Hours
    Get in touch:
    • Phone: (855) 979-3350