3 Myths About Root Canals

“Root canal” sounds scary, especially when your dentist says you may need one! This is often because of the rumors that surround dental surgery procedures, like root canals. Today, Kruckman Family Dentistry is going to bust some of the myths you may have heard about root canals:

MYTH: Root Canals Are Painful

Root canals are made to relieve pain, not cause it! Most of the rumors about the pain accompanying a dental surgery like root canal often stem from an understanding of older technologies. Anesthesia has become very effective, and root canals are no more uncomfortable than getting a cavity filled for most patients.

MYTH: Root Canals Cause Illness

A discredited doctor, Dr. Price, first declared that root canals lead to illness. However, his research is a century-old and has been disproven! Root canals are designed to actually eliminate bacteria from the root and prevent further infection. Root canals prevent illnesses; they do not cause them.

MYTH: Pulling a Tooth is an Option Instead of a Root Canal

Actually, saving your natural tooth is the best possible option! Artificial teeth are useful, but they often have limitations on what you can and cannot eat once you have one or more implanted. We always try to save a tooth when we can.

Endodontic treatments usually have a high success rate, and many root canal teeth last as long as you need them to. When you are in need of a dentist, be sure to come to Kruckman Family Dentistry in Waconia! We are prepared to guide you through your dental surgery and any other procedure you may need.

Call us today to learn more!