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3 Myths About Root Canals

Posted on 5/22/2023 by Evan
3 Myths About Root CanalsWhen most people think of root canals, fear and pain are the first things that come to mind. That being said, there is so much misapprehension that root canals are painful, lengthy procedures that can even make you sick. However, this is not true. Root canals are supposed to help you by making you better and pain-free. Let's decipher some of these myths.

Root Canals Cause Further Illness

Most people believe that getting a root canal can cause illness in other parts of the body. This is a false theory that should not be trusted by anyone. Root canals do not cause any further illness. In fact, there is no scientific evidence that supports this theory.

Root Canals Are Painful

This is by far the most common misconception about root canals. Root canals are not painful. Some years back, this might have been the case, but we live in a world of modern medicine. Thus, if you are hesitant about getting your root canal treatment because of fear of pain, you do not have to worry anymore. It is important to state that some discomfort is inevitable, but you will not experience any pain.

I Do Not Need Follow-Up Visits

While a root canal will relieve you of pain that is caused by an infected tooth, whether you are pain-free, you will still have to keep going to the dentist for follow-up appointments. During the root canal treatment, the dentist will put in a temporary filling. However, in due time, you will need a crown or permanent filling to ensure that bacteria does not get into the tooth.

Root canals are meant to help you, not to make things worse. Be assured that there is nothing to fear if you are still resistant to getting a root canal treatment.

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