Root Canal

Root canalThe thought about undergoing root canal might be quite scary and it doesn’t need to be.

In some cases a root canal may be necessary to save a tooth. There are several reasons you may need a root canal including trauma or irritation. Millions of teeth are treated and saved this way each year, relieving pain and making teeth healthy again.

Typical root canal therapy is done in either one or two visits. Afterwards, you will need either a filling or a crown to protect the tooth.

Call or email Dr Powell if you might need an evaluation for root canal therapy.

Dr. Powell, one of the experts on this procedure, would be able to enlighten you about some of the myths which seem to surround root canal procedure. She will help you understand all the beliefs that you had held on to for so long were actually quite wrong. In addition, if you are due for a root canal sometime in the future, you can rest assured that Dr Powell and her team will take great care of you.

If you would like to know about some of the most common myths, continue reading below.

Root canal is painful

A couple of years ago, a root canal was considered to be one of the most painful dental procedures. However, thanks to advancements in technology, that no longer seems to be the case. In addition to technology and aesthetics, you don’t have to experience that much pain if you were supposed to have a cavity filled. Dr. Powell’s expert team can help you avoid any pain with nitrous oxide sedation.  

Root canal procedure would cause illness

If you have gone through a couple of dental websites, you would find some of them to cite that if you were to undergo root canal treatment, then it would be quite likely that you would contract a disease or become ill sometime in the future. Based on that, you might become hesitant to undergo the procedure, but the truth is that there seems to be no scientific and valid evidence which would link the procedure to disease anywhere in the body.

It would be better to pull out a tooth rather than undergoing treatment

When it comes to choosing the best option that you would have at your disposal, you would always go for one which would save the maximum number of your teeth. After all, any sane person would do that. This is because nothing artificial would be able to replace the function or look of your original teeth. It would be because of this reason that you should always keep root canal treatment as an option. In addition to having a high success rate, it would also last you a lifetime.

Therefore, these would be some of the most important myths that you should be aware about where root canal treatment is concerned. If you would like to know more, feel free to get in touch with us.