Common Myths Surrounding Root Canal Therapy
You have never had a root canal but were just informed that you have a tooth which needs one to save it from extraction. The anxiety you feel suddenly has your stomach in knots due to all the terrible things you have heard about root canals. Root canals are painful and incredibly hard on the patient, right? Wrong! This is just a myth, one of many, that has been spread around for years. The reality is that a root canal performed by Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma at Lake Chaparral Dental Care serving Chaparral, Walden and Legacy in Calgary Alberta, is no more painful than a standard filling. While root canals are nothing to be afraid of, you need to know the signs to look out for. Let us learn more about root canal treatments.
Root Canals Are Painful
One of the most common myths surrounding root canals is that they are incredibly painful. While this may have been true many decades ago, modern dental technology ensures that a root canal is no more painful than a filling. A local anesthetic will be administered before your root canal treatment, making the entire process very easy for the patient. Further, you will likely experience pain relief from this procedure as the underlying infection will be removed.
Root Canals Can Lead to Illness
Misinformation about root canals is abundant online. One myth that has spread around is that a root canal can make the patient more susceptible to disease. This misinformation has been repeatedly proven false. You will never have to worry about contracting any disease or illness because of a root canal.
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Extraction Is Preferable
The goal of any dentist should be to save your teeth whenever possible. While current tooth replacement options are, quite simply, amazing, you should still avoid this treatment path when possible. A root canal is always preferable to extraction and will often be all that is needed to save a tooth severely compromised by deep decay or infection.Back to Root Canals Page