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Root Canal Treatment and Myths

Root canal treatment has many misconceptions surrounding it and has an underserved reputation of being a painful procedure. Your endodontist can answer many questions about root canal therapy, but explained below are some concerns associated with root canal treatment:

  • Root canal treatment is painful
    Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain. It relieves it. Damaged tissue can cause a toothache and root canal treatment can remove this tissue, which should relieve pain.


  • Root canal treatment causes illness
    Root canal therapy is a safe and effective procedure. Research studies have shown that teeth receiving proper root canal treatment do not cause illness.

  • Extraction is a good alternative to root canal treatment
    Saving natural teeth is the best option. Natural teeth allow for the consumption of all foods necessary to maintain a properly balanced nutrient diet. Root canal treatment is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp, and it is usually less expensive than extraction and placement of a bridge or an implant.