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Myths about Root Canals

Busting the Myths about Root Canals

While there are plenty of myths about what goes on at dentist’s office, this article will focus on the myths surrounding root canals. It is no one’s dream to have a root canals Barrie. However, circumstances sometimes dictate that this is the only reasonable route to follow, especially when dealing with a severely infected tooth. It is necessary to understand the myths and appreciate the truths about root canals, in order to minimize some of that anxiety before your next visit to the dentist.

Myth #1: Root Canals Are Incredibly Painful

If you have had a dental filling done, then you are already prepped for what to expect when you finally get your tooth canal procedure done. A root canal is a painless procedure, owing to the fact that the tooth and the surrounding area is numbed using local anesthesia. Also, dentists have recently adopted sedatives for patients who are extremely anxious about dental procedures in order to ensure they are not awake for the process.

Myth #2: There Will Be No Pain Afterwards Since The Nerves Have Been Removed

By having a root canal, you will be rid of the pain that had necessitated it in the first place. You will also no longer be sensitive to cold and hot foods. However, right after the procedure, you should expect some discomfort and even pain. Your dentist will prescribe a painkiller to help with this.

Myth #3: Root Canals Are Unnecessary Since the Tooth Ends Up Getting Extracted

If you treat a tooth with a root canal, the chances of it getting removed are greatly eliminated. This is because a root canal gets rid of the infected pulp inside the canals of the tooth and cleans it out, eliminating the chances of the infection spreading. The canals are then filled and the tooth sealed with dental cement. If you take good care of this tooth, you will not have to worry about it getting removed.

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Myth #4: You Only Need a Root Canal If You Are Feeling Pain

Sometimes, a tooth will become infected but there will be no pain. This is usually when the infected tissue has gotten a way to drain the pus and thus preventing pressure from building up. Do not be fooled though, an infected tooth will eventually find a way to make its presence known, and usually in the middle of the night. This is why it is so important to visit your dentist regularly, so that any infection can be noticed and treated before it gets out of hand.

Myth #5: Having A Root Canal Means You Will Not Need To Go Back To The Dentist Ever Again

After a root canal, you will need subsequent appointments so that you dentist can put a crown on your tooth. A crown protects the filling and ensures bacteria does not leak into the canal afterwards. It is also important to have follow up sessions after a root canal so that the doctor can check on your oral health as a whole. Well, now you know how to separate the myths from the truths about root canals.

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At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services with a focus on pediatric dentistry to cater to this specialized segment of clients. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

 

We are a Family Friendly Practice

At Molson Park Dental Office, we provide family dentistry services with a focus on pediatric dentistry to cater to this specialized segment of clients. Toronto and Barrie dentist, Dr. Adam Chapnick works with every child to build trust and comfort through the entire dental visit process.

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