You’ve probably heard someone say they’d rather do anything other than get a root canal. Just the thought of going through this procedure may make you anxious, or even fearful. But getting a root canal isn’t anywhere near as bad as you think it might be. It’s a fast, painless and effective method of saving your teeth. Here’s some information to put your mind at ease.
- It Won’t Make You Sick
It’s Better Than Having a Tooth Pulled
A long time ago a root canal would be considered a painful procedure. But that’s not the case anymore. Advances in technology as well as sedation have made a root canal no more painful than getting a filling. Getting a root canal can actually relieve pain associated with damaged tissue.
Many people are under the impression that you’ll be at a higher risk of developing an illness if you get a root canal. That’s simply not true. In fact, this myth, based on faulty research, has actually been around for nearly 100 years. There is absolutely no viable scientific evidence linking root canals with illness.
A root canal is designed to save teeth that have suffered damage. It’s always better to have your natural teeth whenever possible. A tooth saved by a root canal has a great chance of lasting a lifetime.
Talk to an expert with Smile Time Dental to see if you are a candidate for a root canal. If you are, we will make sure you have a comfortable, relaxing experience – and a healthy mouth. Schedule an appointment today by texting 281-245-0711.