Root Canal Myths

One of the most misunderstood and feared dental procedures has to be a root canal. It could be the myths surrounding it or visions of drills and pain they believe go along with a root canal. Don’t let these myths prevent you from getting this tooth saving procedure, let’s have a look at the myths and facts surrounding root canals.

The belief that root canals involve a lot of pain are false, modern dentistry has made a root canal procedure painless. That pain and eliminating it is the reason you need to have the damaged tissue removed, once it’s removed so is the pain.

Research done by Dr Weston Price in the early 1900’s claimed that having a root canal caused illness, a theory that has since been discredited. And root canal therapies have come a long way since then.

Some patients think if there’s no pain there’s no need …