For many people, when the dentist mentions the word root canal treatment, they cringe. In this month’s blog we look to bust some of the most common myths about root canal treatment.

Root canal treatment is painful

The perception that root canal treatments hurt started decades ago when root canal treatments were painful. Today with the advances of modern technology and better anaesthetics, root canal treatment is no more painful than having a filling.treatment-visits

Root canal treatment require multiple visits

With the advances in technology it is possible for root canal treatment to be completed in as little as one or two visits.

With root canal treatment, the tooth will still be extracted

If the tooth is fully restored and properly cared for, there is no reason why the tooth should not last for the rest of your life.

An extraction is a better alternative

Keeping your natural teeth for as long as possible is very important for proper eating and chewing functions. Root canal treatment can also provide a less expensive option than having the tooth extracted and replaced with a bridge, denture or dental implant.

Your tooth will be sensitive following treatmenttreatment-illness

Root canal treatment is a procedure that removes the nerve from the tooth canal. This means that you should not feel any sensitivity in the area afterwards.

Root canal treatment causes illness

There is no medical evidence that confirms a link between root canal treatment and the cause of other illnesses. In fact, root canal treatment aims to remove bad bacteria from the mouth and prevent reinfection. This means that root canal treatment is designed to fight off illness and infection. Not cause it!

At KentEndo you can be safe in the knowledge that you will always receive the highest possible level of care, in a relaxed and calm environment, ensuring that you can keep your teeth as healthy as possible for as long as possible. If you would like more information or have any questions do not hesitate to ring the surgery on 01622 225555