There’s no need to fear root canals when you come to our friendly dental centre in Collingwood or Midland, ON.
At Georgian Shores Dental Centre, we often hear questions about root canals from our Collingwood & Midland, ON patients. There are a number of misconceptions about root canals, so we often need to alleviate unfounded fears about them. Here are a few things we want you to know:
- Root canals are not as painful as you may believe. In fact root canals are used to alleviate pain, and many of our patients are surprised that they did not feel any additional discomfort during the procedure and felt far less pain afterwards.
- Root canals do not take numerous visits. In most cases, root canals take just one or two visits. Only very rare cases may take more visits. Restoration of your tooth is recommended with a crown afterward, but that is not part of the root canal itself.
- Root canals do not cause illness. It has become a myth that root canals trap bacteria and can lead to various health problems. There has been no research to support this fallacy.
Finally, you may think that root canals do not last very long. In a way, that is somewhat true, but not because the root canal itself failed. The removal of the nerve in the tooth does make it more brittle, but that can be resolved to a great extent by having a crown placed on the tooth. How long root canals will last depends on your lifestyle. What you eat and if you grind your teeth have an impact on how long your tooth will remain unbroken.
At Georgian Shores Dental Centre, we are more than happy to discuss all the various misconceptions about root canals with you before you undergo this procedure. We want you to be completely comfortable with your decision. Our warm and friendly staff will always make you feel at ease as we improve your smile!
Contact us today for more information!