There are many misconceptions people may have regarding root canal therapy. Unfortunately, patients may make decisions about their oral health based on incomplete or inaccurate information. Below are some common myths that you may have heard about root canal treatment.
Myth 1: Root canal treatment is painful.
In reality, the only pain that is generally associated with root canal therapy is caused by the underlying reason for the treatment – tooth decay or infected or diseased tissue. The root canal treatment removes this damaged tissue from the tooth, relieving the pain in the process. Endodontists, who specialize in providing root canal therapy, have proven methods for ensuring your comfort, while providing accurate and effective care.
Myth 2: Root canal treatment spreads infection.
Root canal therapy can treat infection and prevents infection from spreading.
Myth 3: It’s better to just extract infected teeth.
By saving the natural tooth, doctors and patients avoid the need for further, more costly and invasive treatment. Root canal treatment has a very high success rate and can often allow the natural tooth to last a lifetime. A consultation will allow your dental team to advise you based on your individual needs to advise the best course of action for you.
Don’t let anxiety prevent you from receiving the quality care you deserve. Turn a potentially stressful trip to the dentist into a relaxing experience while receiving the care you need. For more information or to schedule a consultation, contact us today.
Scott A. Norton, DMD of Louisville
Phone: (502) 899-5559
4010 Dupont Circle, Suite #276
Louisville, KY 40207