Myths About Getting Root Canals


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For some reason myths about getting root canals portray it as a dangerous and painful event. There could be nothing further from the truth. Root canal therapy or endodontic treatment is a highly effective solution to dealing with a tooth that has become damaged at its innermost pulp. Root canal treatment is a smart way to save a tooth that might otherwise have to be pulled. When a tooth is saved through endodontic care, the structural integrity of the mouth remains intact providing for the best possible functionality and appearance.

 Designed to Last an Entire Lifetime 

Designed to Last an Entire Lifetime


One myth is that some believe it is better to extract a tooth then have root canal therapy. This is yet one more misconception that must be clarified. Dental care providers across the country would likely agree that it is always better to save a natural tooth as opposed to pulling and replacing it. The good news is that with a very high success rate, endodontic treatment is designed to last an entire lifetime. When a tooth is pulled it requires replacement through either a dental implant or a bridge. These are actually more expensive options as compared to root canal. This is yet one more reason to consider this type of therapy. Equally confusing is the fact that some believe that endodontic therapy can actually cause sickness or illness.

 Mild Level of Pain or Tooth Ache 

Mild Level of Pain or Tooth Ache


This false claim is the result of inadequate research and overall general rumors. Indeed, root canal treatment does not cause illness and is extremely helpful to the patient in that it helps to save a natural tooth. Finally, one of the biggest misconceptions circulating today is that root canal treatment is unbelievably painful. With today’s modern therapeutics and anesthesia, root canal therapy results in nothing more than a mild level of pain or tooth ache. With so much to offer it is clear to see why root canal is such an important part of modern dentistry. Contact your dentist in Walnut Creek, Dr. Massood Darvishzadeh at Walnut Creek Dental to learn more about the myths about root canals and root canal treatment.


[1] Root Canal Is Virtually Painless
[2] How Root Canal Therapy Can Save My Tooth

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