Root Canal Facts vs. Myths

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There is a lot of misinformation out there regarding root canal therapy. At Art of Endodontics, we aim to clear up misconceptions and answer specific questions that you may have regarding your upcoming root canal treatment.

Are Root Canals Painful?

Historically speaking, root canals were painful treatments that patients dreaded. Today, however, anesthesia and modern techniques make root canals virtually painless procedures that will relieve your tooth pain. Our team will provide you with any necessary pain relief and sedation, as well as information before and after your procedure to help you have the most comfortable treatment and recovery process possible.

What Do Root Canals Treat?

A tooth infection, cracked tooth, or broken tooth can cause an unbearable toothache due to damage inside the tooth. At Art of Endodontics, we specialize in treating pain and infection in the inner and bottom parts of a tooth, or the pulp and roots. Our advanced treatments can relieve your discomfort and improve your quality of life by removing damaged tissue and infection.

Root canal therapy is an essential method for treating tooth infections. Left untreated, the infection will only become worse and possibly spread to other parts of the mouth and body. Root canals remove the dental pulp from the inside of the tooth to treat the issue at its source.

Is Root Canal Therapy Better Than Extraction?

The restorative treatment option that will work best for your smile will depend on a variety of different factors. If a tooth has incurred too much damage, removing it and replacing it may be the best option. However, we want our patients to keep their natural teeth as often as possible, so if a root canal is an option, that is what we typically recommend.

Will I Need a Dental Crown?

Dental crowns restore both the appearance and strength of teeth that have become weak due to decay or dental trauma. Placing a dental crown over a tooth after a successful root canal treatment can help to support the tooth and keep it healthy. If you need one, your custom crown will feel natural and blend in seamlessly with your smile.

Contact Art of Endodontics with additional questions about root canal treatment!

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