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Common Misconceptions About Root Canal Therapy

September 8, 2020

To repair and save an infected or decayed tooth, the dentist would suggest a root canal therapy in Lake Worth. This procedure involves removing a tooth’s nerve and pulp before the insides of the tooth are scrubbed, cleaned, and sealed. 

Unless this treatment is given, an abscess may develop in the infected tissue surrounding the affected tooth. Sadly, most people are still in the dark about the root canal procedure. To help you get a better sense of what a root canal is all about, read on.

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What are the Common Misconceptions About Root Canal Therapy?

“They Hurt a Lot”

Did you know that the idea of root canal treatments being painful started any decades ago? During that time, dental health practitioners didn’t have the technology or the anesthetics needed to make the procedure as pain-free as comfortable as possible for their patients. Thanks to the advances of modern dentistry and anesthetics, root canals are no more painful than when you have a filling. 

“Pregnant Women Can’t Have Root Canal Treatment”

Although the procedure may require a small x-ray, radiation exposure won’t harm the pregnant woman or the fetus. Aside from the fact that the x-ray is aimed at the mouth, the exposure is also minimal. 

Pregnant patients who need to be given an x-ray for their root canal treatment will be asked to use a lead apron to cover their belly while the x-ray is being taken. Specific aesthetics are also safe for pregnant patients. If you’re pregnant, it’s best to let your dental health provider know to receive the care you need.

“Root Canal Treatments Require Plenty of Dental Visits”

A root canal procedure can be completed within one or two visits to the dental office in most cases.

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Learn More About Root Canal Therapy in Lake Worth!

If you want more information about this treatment, schedule an appointment with Dr. Miguel Ferrer, DDS, PA today. Call us now.

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