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2 Root Canal Myths People Still Believe

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A root canal is a standard dental procedure that a lot of people go through. People who aren’t familiar with the process may feel fearful or uneasy at the prospect of getting a root canal. This leads to numerous misconceptions that endodontic treatments such as root canals should be avoided as they can cause pain or illness. Some may even claim that it is better to have your teeth extracted than to get a root canal. These are far from true.

Two of the most common misconceptions that surround this necessary dental procedure

  • The Treatment is Painful: As with most medical and dental procedures, you are bound to experience some pain and discomfort while getting a root canal. It is also true that some decades ago, it was an excruciating procedure. However, modern technology and anesthesia have made this process almost pain-free. Getting a root canal will alleviate tooth pain in most cases, depending on the factor that is causing the pain. You may experience mild discomfort and sensitivity for a few days after the treatment, but it isn’t bad enough for you to be scared of it.
  • Root Canals can Cause Illness: Many people seem to believe that you are more likely to become ill after getting a root canal treatment or contract a disease shortly. This is simply not true. This false claim stems from a poorly designed research that was conducted nearly a century ago and has been debunked by various experts. This was before modern medicine understood the causes of many diseases. However, currently, there is no scientific evidence that backs this claim.

So if any of the above myths have been preventing you from visiting an endodontic, then know that you have no reason to worry. If you reside within the area of Fort Carson, Knob hill, Northeast Colorado Springs, West Colorado Springs or Pueblo, visit Endodontic Specialists of Colorado PC for a consultation now.

Posted on Feb 22, 2021
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