5 Surprising Truths About Root Canal Treatment

There are many misconceptions about root canal (endodontic) treatment. If you are confronted with this procedure in your treatment plan, you must read the facts below.

As always, before proceeding with any dental treatment, make sure you ask all the questions during your consultation. If you did not have the chance to do it, here are the 6 surprising facts about the procedure:

 

    1. Root canal treatment is not painful. Yes, you read it correctly.

      The myth of a painful root canal treatment started decades ago. At the time dentists did not have access to the high-tech equipment and performant anesthetics we have available today.

      The treatment is not more painful than having a filling done. According to a recent study, patients that have had root canal treatment describe it as “painless”.

      Most patients come to the dentist when they have a bad toothache that is caused by the damage to the tooth. The treatment will eliminate the pain by eliminating the problem.

    2. Root Canal treatment is better than extracting the tooth, whenever possible.

      Root canal treatment is the very best option. Even with all the performant solutions available today, including dental implant, there is no better equivalent for our natural roots.

      Whenever possible, the endodontist’s first choice will always be to save your tooth. It is in the interest of the patient, root canal treatment is better for your overall oral health, cheaper expensive and less lengthy. The natural roots contribute to a healthy jaw bone and gums. Extraction of the tooth and dental implant is the very last option when the infection is too big, or the natural roots are broken.

    3. A root canal is necessary even if you don’t have any pain. You are lucky to have avoided the pain point.

      Coming back to the advanced diagnostic solutions available, your endodontist can detect a tooth that must be treated even before you get to the point of pain or severe pain. A panoramic X-ray or a local X-ray will reveal the state of the roots. In such case consider yourself lucky, you can do the treatment in safe and quiet conditions.

    4. Root canal treatment is not a complicated nor lengthy treatment.

      At Versailles Dental Clinic, a root canal treatment including the core build-up (base for the crown) and crown, is done in one visit only of about 2-3 hours.

      In some very rare cases, if the tooth has a big infection, the dentist will have to control the infection first, usually with antibiotics and after proceeding with the treatment.

    5. Root canal treatment does not cause illnesses.

      On this subject, you will find a lot of contradictory information. The truth is that there is no scientific evidence that root canal treatment is related to any illnesses. What is certain, if the infection is left untreated, the complications can affect your overall health.

If you have any more doubts or questions about the root canal treatment in Dubai, send us an email at info@versaillesdentalclinic.com.

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