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Your Portage Family Dentist Discusses Four Untrue Things People Believe About Root Canals

Portage Family Dentist

There is a lot of misinformation out there in regards to root canals. If you’ve never had a root canal, it can be an overwhelming and scary prospect that’s made worse by false information that’s available all over the internet and spread through word of mouth (pun intended)! As long as you’re under the care of your Portage family dentist, Steven F. Boden, you can breathe a sigh of relief knowing that your root canal will likely be only as unpleasant as having a tooth filled. In this post, we will look at four untrue things you may have heard or read regarding having a root canal.

1. They’re only necessary if you have tooth pain

Oftentimes root canals are necessary for teeth that have died. Dead teeth may no longer cause pain but are prone to infection.

2. It’s excruciatingly painful

This may have been the case decades ago, but with the advent of new sedation methods and technological advancement in the dental industry, root canals are no more uncomfortable than your standard filling. In fact, many people who need a root canal are in immense pain and will certainly find relief after the procedure.

3. The treatment doesn’t last

When done properly, root canals are very long-lasting. Root canals combined with dental restoration like a crown and you can expect to have a healthy tooth that will last you a lifetime.

4. They make you sick

There is no real evidence that shows that root canals cause illness. This popular myth came about because of now debunked researched done nearly 100 years ago. In fact the opposite is true, root canals eliminate infections and help to improve not only your oral health but your health overall.


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