How Root Canal Myths Could Harm Your Oral Health


Posted on 3/10/2020 by Brandon Cooley
How Root Canal Myths Could Harm Your Oral HealthThe internet can be a great source of information, but don't let unreliable sources and dangerous information that is inaccurate lead you into making health decisions that may not be in your best interest. Here are just a few common myths about root canals that are not true.

Myths Debunked about Root Canal


You only have to have a root canal if you have tooth pain: There are times when a tooth has died and no longer causes you pain, yet you need to have a root canal in order to avoid an infection. There are several tests that can be conducted that allow the dentist to know when a tooth has died and needs to receive a root canal.

If you have a root canal it will be painful: When you have a root canal it actually relieves tooth pain that is associated with the destructive decay that has reached the root of your tooth that has caused the infection. With cutting edge dentistry today, having a root canal feels very similar to receiving a filling and can be just as painless.

Having a root canal will make you sick: It will be difficult to miss this myth if you do much research online. This myth is based on research that took place almost an entire century ago in the 1920s. Not only are root canals safe and effective they also eliminate bacteria from the roots of the infected teeth, improving both your oral health and your overall physical health.

Tooth extraction is a good alternative to root canals: Having your tooth extracted is a traumatic procedure that actually allows more bad bacteria into your bloodstream. There is absolutely no adequate replacement for a natural tooth. Therefore, a root canal with a good restoration is not only cost-effective but allows you to keep your natural tooth.

If you have questions about a root canal procedure, please call our office at any time. We are happy to schedule a time for you to come in and talk to the Dr. and we will take all the time you need to answer any questions you may have about your teeth, care plan, and the root canal procedure.

As it happens that most of the time, tinnitus caused by TMJ often will disappear when and if the underlying problem is resolved. Please call our office if you suspect even a little bit that you might be dealing with a case of TMJ or a ringing in the ear or any discomfort whatsoever with your hearing due to what may be going on with your teeth or mouth, do not hesitate to call us right away, we are here to help you in any way.
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