In the world of general dentistry, there are many myths that exist about root canals. For this reason, if our team at Georgian Shores Dental Centre recommends a root canal as part of your general dentistry plan, you may be nervous about what is to come. However, we assure you that having a root canal done is nothing to worry about, and we want to dispel some common myths about this dental procedure.
Myth #1 – Root Canals Hurt
In most cases, having a root canal done is no more painful than having a filling placed in one of your teeth. The misconception that root canals are painful developed many decades ago when dental technology was not as advanced as it is today. Although you might experience some minor discomfort after your root canal, you will likely be able to carry on with your daily activities like normal after the treatment process.
Myth #2—Root Canals Make You Sick
One myth that has pervaded general dentistry practices is that root canals contribute to the rate of illness in the human body. However, we want you to be assured that having a root canal done is a safe and effective procedure.
Myth #3 – Pulling the Tooth is a Better Option
In the large majority of cases, saving the decayed tooth instead of pulling it is the better option. If we recommend doing a root canal, we want you to remember that nothing can completely replace a natural tooth, and that pulling the affected tooth is the wrong way to go in most cases.