Root canal treatment is a common dental treatment. When the pulp of the tooth is no longer healthy, or there is an infection, RCT is done to save the tooth, which otherwise requires extraction. But the very thought of RCT is fearful or uncomfortable for many patients who are not familiar with the procedure. Some patients do not go for the procedure because of the fear of pain; some opt for a wait-and-see approach, and some for extraction instead of saving the tooth. All this happens because of the misconceptions about the Root Canal Treatment procedure.
These are signs you might need a root canal:
- Constant pain in your teeth
- Tooth sensitivity to heat or cold
- Tooth discoloration
- Damage to your tooth
- Swelling in your gums and face
- Signs of a dental abscess
The common myths and facts are enlisted here for a better understanding of this procedure so that the patients can make an informed and educated decision for their treatment:
Myth 1: RCT is very painful
This may have been the case decades ago, but here at Roots and Crown, with the use of modern technology and knowledge of proper techniques, RCT is a relatively painless procedure. Endodontists, i.e., Root Canal treatment specialists, are experts in pain management, and most patients can be treated comfortably. #Dr.Ankur and #Dr. Anjali, both being endodontists, provide you with a painless and comfortable RCT experience.
Myth 2: RCT causes illness
In this era where all kind of fake and true information is available on the internet, many stumble upon the info claiming RCT can cause illness. This myth was the result of almost a century old debunked and poorly designed research when a physician claimed that root canals could cause trapped bacteria to be released into the bloodstream and cause illness. This was long before the era of modern medicine and no scientific evidence or medical research supports this claim. Root canal treatment is considered a safe and effective treatment by all the international and national dental associations.
Myth 3: Extraction is better than RCT
The looks, feel, and function of a natural tooth cannot be replaced by even the best artificial replacements available. It is always best to save the natural teeth, if possible. At #Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, the success rate of #RCT is quite high, and thousands of people get the chance of keeping their natural teeth. Replacing a tooth with prosthetics requires more time and money in treatment and may result in further procedures to the neighboring tissues and teeth.
Root Canal FAQ
How should I care for my teeth post-treatment?
If you have just had a root canal, you may be wondering how to best care for your teeth now. Here are four tips to help you keep your teeth healthy and looking great!
- Be sure to brush and floss regularly.
- Avoid eating sticky or sugary foods.
- Rinse with salt water after meals.
- See your dentist for regular check-ups.
Following these tips will help you recover quickly from your root canal and avoid any potential problems down the road!
Schedule A Visit At Roots & Crown microDENTISTry
Our dentists are experts in root canal treatment under a microscope and pain management as an endodontist. To learn more about Root Canal Treatment, schedule an appointment today with our experts, Dr.Ankur and Dr.Anjali. Visit us at Roots and Crown microDENTISTry, SCO 1037, First Floor, New Sunny Enclave, Near Arista hotel, Kharar, Mohali. For more queries, contact us on 9876064652, 9876064653.