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The Truth About Root Canal Treatment

Dental Procedure at Gramercy Dental Center in New York NY

Despite advancements in dentistry, including new-age techniques and patient education, root canal treatment remains the most feared dental procedure among patients. In fact, some will avoid getting a root canal under the assumption that they will eventually need to have their tooth removed anyway. With this in mind, dentists continue to devote ample time in setting the record straight. As reported by Colgate, here are a few myths concerning root canal treatment, followed by the truth.

Myth #1: Root Canal is usually painful. Upon learning that they need a root canal, the majority of patients have a sense of dread, and this is because they immediately associate the procedure with pain. On the contrary, a root canal is a painless treatment, and is performed to eliminate pain. Dentists have found that when patients feel nervous about a root canal, it is because they are anxious about getting dental work done, not necessarily the root canal itself.

Myth #2: The tooth’s nerves are removed, so I won’t feel any pain. To some extent, it makes sense that having a tooth’s nerves removed would make it impossible to feel pain or discomfort. To be clear—while the tooth itself will not be sensitive to hot or cold substances, it is common (and normal) for surrounding gum tissues to feel sensitive following root canal treatment. In this case, patients should rest assured that their dentist will prescribe medication to help combat inflammation and discomfort.

Myth #3: I’m not feeling any pain, so I don’t really need a root canal. First, it’s important to understand that a diseased or infected tooth pulp does not always cause pain. What’s more is that it’s never a good idea to wait until you’re in pain to seek treatment anyway.

Myth #4: A root canal means I’m having the roots of my tooth, or my whole tooth, removed. Remember—the purpose of root canal treatment is to save a tooth, not remove it. During the procedure, the canals are cleaned and the nerve tissue and pulp are removed, along with any bacteria that are causing infection. The goal of root canal treatment is always to save a patient’s tooth.

We Perform Root Canal Therapy With The Highest Attention To Patient Comfort

At Gramercy Dental Center, we make every effort to put patients at ease, no matter what type of treatment they are receiving. If you’ve been told that you need root canal treatment, you can be sure—our team performs root canal therapy with the highest attention to patient comfort. For questions concerning your treatment, or to schedule a root canal, call Gramercy Dental Center in New York today.

Posted on behalf of Gramercy Dental Center

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