Misconceptions about Root Canal Therapy
If tooth decay, damage, and infection are left untreated, these can cause serious complications, such as tooth loss, jawbone deterioration, and systemic inflammation and infection. Root canal treatment removes a damaged pulp (the inner layer of the tooth) and flushes out infection to preserve the natural tooth and prevent the infection from spreading further.
Root canal therapy is sometimes misunderstood by patients. Here are some common misconceptions about this restorative treatment:
1. "Root Canals Are Very Painful"
Many patients worry that root canal therapy is a long and painful procedure. Your dentist will carefully numb the area around the affected tooth so that your root canal treatment will be virtually painless. ...