Debunking Common Myths About Root Canal Pain

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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you know the facts about root canals, and to make sure you aren’t avoiding treatment because of scary, inaccurate, or outdated horror stories.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.

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