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Common Myths About Dental Canals

Posted on 7/18/2022 by Dr. Anthony Hoffman
Common Myths About Dental CanalsA common myth some people are familiar with is that root canals do happen in pregnant women. A modest x-ray is required for a root canal, but the radiation exposure is shallow, and the x-ray is focused on the mouth rather than the abdomen. If your dentist needs to perform an x-ray while pregnant, a cover with a lead apron is introduced over your tummy. Dentists employ anesthetics that are safe for pregnant women. If you're expecting a child, ensure you inform your dentist to plan ahead of time.

Root canals hurt

Decades ago, root canal therapy was characterized by many painful incidents. In the modern-day, technological advancements and better anesthetics have eliminated the painful procedures reducing patients' anxiety before and during the treatment. Since the initial infection is unpleasant, many patients find this surgery significantly less painful.

Root canal treatment can lead to illness.

There is a lot of misinformation about the root canal procedure. One myth states that undergoing the root canal procedure causes illness or further complications to the patients. The misinformation is grounded on discredited research. However, you do not need to worry about the possibility of further development of illnesses associated with the root canal procedure. Nevertheless, evidence indicates that persons who have had root canals are no more likely than those who have never had root canals to acquire sickness.

Tooth extraction is preferable to root canal procedures.

Endodontists' most excellent option and the ultimate goal are to save your natural teeth. While the technology for replacing your natural teeth is quite advanced, it is always preferable to avoid it. Maintaining your natural teeth' function and biting alignment is possible by keeping them in place. On the other hand, natural tooth replacement procedures can be lengthy and require further surgery. We provide more information on dental canals; therefore, visit our offices for relevant and verified information from our experienced dentists.
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