The root canal therapy (RCT) is one of the most misunderstood dental procedures as there are many myths about it. These misconceptions can create unnecessary apprehension and doubts among people, restraining them from seeking the benefits of this vital dental treatment.
Following are some of the myths associated with RCT:
Myth # 1: RCT is painful
The RCT is carried out mainly to relieve the tooth pain caused due to damage or infection of tooth pulp. The pain that patient experiences during this process is mainly due to the infection that is already present in the affected area. The whole procedure is carried out under local anaesthesia and with advanced medical equipment to minimize pain and provide a comfortable experience.
Myth # 2: RCT involves many dental appointments
The RCT can be completed in two or three dental appointments and does not require many visits.
Myth # 3: RCT causes illness
Some people believe that the RCT increases exposure to the disease-causing bacteria that leads to illnesses, which is not true. The fact is that bad oral hygiene and poor dental care after RCT leads to dental problems and not the RCT itself.
Myth # 4: Tooth extraction is better than RCT
Tooth extraction will create a permanent gap between teeth which can lead to crooked or misaligned teeth in the surrounding area. Saving the natural tooth by RCT is always preferred to extraction of tooth.
To know more abour root canal therapy contact Green Meadow Dental, 3579 B Berlin Turnpike, Newington, CT 06111 (860)-865-0056. Many people from Berlin come to our office because we are conveniently located next to Target. Our flexible hours and family dental practice makes it easy for busy families to schedule visits for both parents and children.
We also service patients from surrounding areas including West Hartford, Southington and Farmington.