Commom Myths About Root Canal Treatment

There are several contributing factors when a person needs a Root Canal. While these telltale signs are not the most pleasant, they should not be ignored if you want to avoid more pain and complications. The most significant reason you might question whether to visit your dentist or not is if you have a throbbing, warm pain that lingers and does not go away. Sensitivity to hot and cold foods is an indicator as well when it does not go away after the hot or cold stimuli is removed. There are many reasons why pain and sensitivity become more noticeable and sometimes unbearable

Root Canal Treatment Is Painful

Treatment is usually pain-free and in fact the purpose of a root canal treatment is to remove the pain that you were suffering.  There have been numerous advancements in the field of Endodontics from the technology, instruments, education and pain management.  Dr. Khambay and the team at Sequoia Dental follow the most current and best practices when carrying out root canal treatments.

Root Canal Treatment Requires Multiple Visits

The majority of root canal treatments are carried out in one visit to the dental office.  If you choose to have an extraction then this may result in multiple appointments if you choose to have the tooth replaced.  The options to replace a missing tooth include dental implants, dentures and dental bridges.

Root Canal Treatment Is Not Succesfull

Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is always the best option. Nothing artificial can replace the look or function of a natural tooth so it’s important to always consider root canal treatment as an option. Endodontic treatment has a high success rate and many root canal-treated teeth can last a lifetime. Root canal procedures can have up to a about 95% success rate. 

Root Canal Treatment Can Cause Illness

Information you may find on the Internet or elsewhere, claiming that if you receive a root canal treatment you’re more likely to become ill or contract a disease in the future simply isn’t true. This false claim was based on long-debunked and poorly designed research conducted nearly a century ago, long before modern medicine understood the causes of many diseases. There is no valid, scientific evidence linking root canal treatment to disease elsewhere in the body.