Here are the top misconceptions about root canals:
- Root Canals are Painful: Nope! As technology has evolved, so have anesthetics. A root canal isn’t any more painful than getting a cavity filled.
- Root Canals are Only for Hurting Teeth: Even if your tooth currently doesn’t hurt, that doesn’t mean you don’t have the signs of needing a root canal. In fact, you can avoid the discomfort of dental pulp decay by regularly visiting your dentist. A root canal can save you future pain.
- You’ll Still Need to Remove Your Tooth: As long as your tooth is properly restored by an endodontist and you maintain good oral hygiene, your tooth can last a lifetime.
- A Root Canal Means Seeing the Dentist… A Lot: With Kern Dental Specialties, a root canal can be performed in a single visit.