You have probably heard
people either in the media or your own group of friends describe a root canal as one of the most daunting
dental procedures you could possibly get. There are a lot of myths out there
about root canals
, and many of them hinder people from getting a treatment they
truly need. Here are some of the most persistent myths about the treatment and
the actual truths about the procedure.
: It Is Better to Extract a Tooth
Root canals are
necessary when the pulp inside a tooth has become infected and threatens to
infect other oral structures. Some individuals believe it is simply better to
get rid of the tooth entirely to stop the spread. However, it is always better
to retain as many of your natural teeth as possible. Sometimes a tooth will be
so badly infected that an extraction is the only option, but if a root canal is possible, then you should
: Illnesses Are Caused by Root Canals
This myth is entirely
unfounded. The belief is that bacteria from the infection could enter a
patient’s bloodstream during an endodontic procedure. Our general dentist in Saratoga Springs, NY guarantees that the treatment
is completely safe, and it is the best way to deal with tooth pulp infections.
: Root Canals Are Painful
This is perhaps the
most widespread myth. Many people believe that sitting in the dentist’s chair
getting a root canal
is one of the
most painful things you can experience. That is simply not the case. You will
be given an anesthetic before the procedure so that you do not feel a thing. In
fact, getting the treatment will help alleviate any pain you are experiencing.
Call Us Immediately If Your Teeth Hurt
Schedule an appointment
with Dr. Moskowitz as soon as something feels out of the ordinary with your
teeth or gums. You can contact our office at 518-633-4446.
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