3 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

3 Common Myths About Root Canal Treatment

June 28, 2018

Over time root canals have developed a bit of a bad reputation amongst some of our patients that suffer from dental phobia. In short, a root canal is a procedure used to treat a disease or infected tooth to stop the spread of infection and to keep you from losing your tooth. It involves the removal of a soft tissue known as pulp that’s found inside of the enamel of your tooth which houses blood vessels nerves and connective tissue. We will discuss three common myths about root canal treatment that can work to ease your nerves if you have a root canal treatment scheduled in the future.

1. Root Canal Treatment is Painful

Root canal treatment in 2018 is virtually pain-free as the use of sedation, updated equipment, and techniques are used in relieving pain while removing the pulp of the tooth which is the real source of pain. Root canals aren’t any more painful than a simple dental filling.

2. Root Canal Procedures Require Multiple Visits to the Dentist

Most people are under the impression that root canal treatment requires more than one visit to the dentist. It can be done in as little as one trip to our Morristown, NJ, office.

3. A Root Canal “Kills” the Tooth

The main reason for a root canal is to clean and disinfect the inside of the tooth to allow it to heal. Your tooth would be worse off if you allowed your tooth to reach the point of becoming “dead.” Time is important to keep in mind with dealing with something as precious as your teeth.

At Dental Care of Morristown in Morristown, NJ, your comfort and safety top our list of priorities. Keeping that in mind we will always do everything in our power to make sure that your visits to our office are nothing short of pleasant. If after this article you still have more questions about root canals or if you would like to know the sedation options that we have in our office, please don’t hesitate to give us a call or send us an email. We’re eager to meet you and your family and would love a chance to get to help you in your journey to health.

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