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Are Root Canals Really as Scary as People Say?

Posted on 2/2/2024 by Weo Admin
A model of teeth cleaning with titanium metal tooth pick instrumentRoot canals seem to have a bad reputation for being painful and giving a generally uncomfortable experience at the dentist. However, we are here to address these misconceptions and share the truth about root canals. Read more below to learn why you should not be afraid of root canal procedures.

Root Canal Fallacies

Basically, root canal treatment eradicates inflamed or infected pulp beneath the tooth. Modern root canal treatment is advanced with cutting-edge technology involved. As such, the experience is not as painful as most people believe or would assume. Our dentist makes the process as gentle and comfortable for you as possible. By employing the right anesthetic for you, the procedure should be painless.

The Procedure

Our dentist delicately removes the troublesome pulp during a root canal, cleans it thoroughly on the inside, and then seals it up to prevent further trouble. The process only takes 30 to 60 minutes, although, on rare occasions, it could take up to 90 minutes. The procedure should be complete with one appointment. When you leave, your tooth will be restored to look and feel normal to you.

[[[Post-Root Canal]]]After the repair work has been completed, you might feel some mild discomfort, but do not worry. Our dentist will guide you through their instructions for taking care of yourself after the procedure. You will soon be back to your normal routine in a few hours. Suffice it to say, you should be pleasantly surprised at how easy the procedure was compared to the rumors you have heard.

Final Thoughts

The next time someone tries to spread inaccuracies about root canals, you know the truth. A root canal is a straightforward treatment, with accompanying anesthetic, that saves your tooth for years to come. For more information on root canals and for a thorough assessment with our dentist, contact our dental offices today.

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