Myths about Root Canal Treatment

09 Apr Myths about Root Canal Treatment


Myth 1 : Root canal therapy is painful

Root canal treatments are no longer what they use to be decades age. We use the latest equipments, technology and anaesthesia to make the procedure virtually pain free. In fact once you do the treatment it relives the patient of any pain they are experiencing.

 Myth 2 : Root canal procedure requires several appointments

Normally the treatment is completed in one or two appointment. However more appointments may be required depending on individual dental condition i.e extent of infection and difficulty of root canal

Myth 3 : A root canal treatment may “kill” the tooth

The procedure doesn’t kill the tooth but in fact cleans and the disinfects the inside of tooth for it to heal

Myth 4 : A root canal is a costly treatment

Root canal treatment is relatively cheaper than getting the tooth extracted and replacing it with dental implant or bridge.

Myth 5 : The benefits of root canal therapy are temporary

Results from a root canal are actually long-lasting. They relieve patients’ toothaches and preserve the affected tooth indefinitely. The final restoration or crown is the key to successful results.

Myth 6 : Tooth extraction is a better alternative to root canal procedure

Tooth extraction also requires time, money and would leave you without any natural teeth. In order to replace the missing tooth the patients might have to undergo more expensive dental treatments like dental implants or bridges which would again require more dental visits.

Myth 7 : Root canal treatment has high failure rate

Root canal treatment have high success rate when treated by a specialist in root canal procedure (endodontist). At NW1 Dental Care we have 98% success rate with our patients.

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