Did you know that root canal treatment is a highly misunderstood dental procedure? Some people tremble whenever they hear someone discussing dental work and they mention “root canal.” It is always associated with immense pain and discomfort.
On the other hand, these misplaced apprehensions are only based on rumour and inaccurate information. To hopefully change those inaccuracies, here are five corrections of the most popular misconceptions regarding root canal therapy.
Correcting Misconceptions About Root Canal Treatment
- Root canal treatment is soothing.
Root canal treatment is not painful at all. The procedure was once associated with pain due to out-dated techniques, which are not, used anymore. With the advances in modern dentistry, root canal treatment is far easier to carry out and less painful than it was before due to the latest developments and equipment used in dental treatments.
In fact, patients who have undergone the treatment are more likely to describe the entire process of root canal treatment as painless. In addition, your dentist will make sure that you are comfortable during the treatment.
- Root canal treatment is time-efficient.
Root canal treatment requires one to three appointments only. The first visit involves removal of the infected dental pulp. The pulp chamber and canals will be cleaned and treated to prevent infection. The second visit involves removal of the temporary filling. Also, the pulp chamber and canals will be cleaned and filled. It is often recommended to place a dental crown over the treated tooth for additional strength and durability.
- Root canal treatment does not cause illness.
The procedure is very safe. Root canal therapy will not cause health problems such as heart or kidney disease, arthritis and many others that may be due to bacteria trapped in a treated tooth. The procedure uses a potent medication to prevent the spread of bacteria. Before placing the filling your dentist ensures that the pulp chamber and canals are thoroughly sterilised. Thus, the procedure only ensures that the treated tooth is free from any type of infection, which may cause other diseases.
- The benefits are long lasting.
Root canal treatment has a very high success rate. The treatment immediately alleviates the pain and discomfort caused by tooth pulp infection. To make sure that the effects are long-lasting, dental professionals combine root canal treatment with tooth restoration techniques like placing a crown over the treated tooth. By doing this, the tooth becomes more stable and resilient, and you need not worry about fractures and tooth pain.
- Root canal treatment is better than extraction.
If you want to keep and restore your teeth, root canal treatment would be a better option than a tooth extraction. Root canal treatment can help save your tooth and so keep your natural set of teeth intact. If you think that the best way to get rid of your infected tooth is through tooth extraction, it’s best to consult your dentist first. RCT can be your best option when it comes to saving your tooth.
Safe and Gentle Root Canal Treatment in Kallangur
Prevent Dental Suite is a modern dental practice located in Kallangur and has skilled and trained dental professionals. This allows us to provide excellent dental care with our comprehensive dental procedures such as root canal treatment. Your Kallangur dentist only use the best dental equipment and advanced techniques in order to deliver a pain-free and successful root canal treatment, so you won’t live with any of those misconceptions anymore.
Call us on (07) 3886 2428 or book your appointment online.
We are a family friendly dentist serving patients of every age in Kallangur, Murrumba Downs, North Lakes, Petrie,Strathpine, Mango Hill, Dakabin, Kurwongbah, Narangba, Whiteside, Dayboro, Bray Park, Lawnton & Warner and anywhere from Brisbane Northside area. Parking is easy, free, and located at the rear of the building (access via Storey Road).
Our Special Offers
At Prevent Dental Suite, our goal is to make quality dental care affordable. We encourage you to take advantage of our latest offers. To find out more, visit our special offers page today!