If you are about to have a root canal, chances are you have heard some of the myths surrounding root canals. They are commonly feared, even though there is no reason to fear them. Instead, think of them as ways of saving your tooth.
Here are some of the most common questions we get asked about root canals, and the honest answers about them.
What We Want You Knowing About Root Canals
The question we get asked the most is how much the root canal is going to hurt. Honestly, the procedure is done under some type of anesthesia, so you likely will not feel anything. However, the pain you will experience after your root canal is likely far less than you were in when you came to get it done.
Another common question is why do a root canal, as an extraction is faster an easier. This is true, an extraction is faster and easier. However, it is also much more traumatic for your mouth. There is a higher chance of something going wrong with an extraction than a root canal. Plus, the extraction is permanent. You still have your natural tooth left when you opt for a root canal and a crown.
Finally, we get asked how a tooth that had a root canal is better than a false tooth put in, in its place. There are some great options for tooth restoration out there, but not a single one of them is better than keeping your natural tooth in the first place. You can use them, but they will not offer you the same benefits that your natural tooth did.
To find out more about having a root canal done, or if you have questions, contact our office. We can help make the choice a bit easier for you.
If you have any questions or would like to schedule an appointment, please call us at (503) 746-9361 today.