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Bypassing the Two Most Common Root Canal Myths

Posted on 9/10/2017 by Sergio Ortegon
 Root Canal Ortegon Prosthodontics TX 77401
There are two huge myths surrounding root canals that often make people fear having one done. Instead of living in fear of what you think a root canal could be, it is much better to find out. Many people automatically believe that a root canal is going to be painful.

Plus, they believe that a root canal isn't the best option for the tooth. Both of these are inaccurate, and could cost you the health of your tooth instead of helping you.

The Danger of Worrying About Root Canal's Pain

A root canal is often a pain-relieving procedure for most people. However, it is also important to know that a root canal is only done under an anesthetic.

It typically isn't a painful procedure to have done, and when it is over, the worst pain is often a bit of soreness that only lasts a day or two. If you worry about the procedure being painful, you may wait to have it done, and that could cost you your tooth and harm your health.

Root Canals Are Meant to Save Your Tooth

When your tooth is infected or has a massive cavity, a root canal can save your tooth. Having a tooth extracted is extremely traumatic for your mouth.

It hurts, and it can lead to other problems within your mouth. When you have a root canal done instead, it can remove the infection, seal up the cavity, and leave you with a strong tooth afterwards.

Don't let your fears of a root canal stop you from getting the care you need. The procedure is necessary to maintain your oral health, and often helps to keep your teeth intact. To find out why you may need a root canal, ask your prosthodontist. They can help you see the benefits of this worthwhile procedure.

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