5 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

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No, it is almost painless. In fact, the existing pain is reduced as root canal treatment removes the infection that is the source of the pain.

  • Root canal treatment is painful

No, it is almost painless. In fact, the existing pain is reduced as root canal treatment removes the infection that is the source of the pain. Advances in technology and materials used make root canal treatment almost painless.

  • Root canal treatment requires several visits to the dental clinic

Many people think that the faster the tooth extraction is, the better. This is not true. A shoot will also require several visits and a dental implant, which will cost a lot. The condition of the tooth determines the number of visits required. Root canal treatment normally requires 1 to 3 visits.

  • Root canal treatment “kills” the tooth

In root canal treatment, the inside of the tooth is cleaned and disinfected to allow the tooth to heal. The veins and nerves in the tooth are removed and the tooth becomes unable to perceive hot and cold. However, the tooth continues to maintain its vitality in the bone in which it is located and continues to transmit perceptions such as pressure, trauma, chewing to the brain.

  • Root canal treatment is not a very successful treatment option.

Root canal treatment has a success rate of approximately 90% when treated by specialist physicians. As long as the tooth and surrounding gums are kept healthy with good oral hygiene, the tooth can remain in the mouth for life without any treatment or intervention after root canal treatment.

  • Root canal treatment causes disease

It is a myth that root canal treatment causes diseases in other parts of the body. There is no valid scientific evidence for this. In fact, root canal treatments remove bad bacteria from the infected part of the mouth.

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