Root canal therapy is considered to be the most feared dental procedure. Does that surprise you? A survey conducted by the American Association of Endodontists reveals that most people with a fear of the dentist base their fear on someone else’s experiences, not their own.
The inaccurate information about root canal therapy prevents patients from making an informed decision regarding their teeth. There are many patients that go as far as requesting that a tooth is extracted, rather than save it with a root canal.
Before you believe the hype, take a look at the top root canal myths. None of the below are real.
Myth #1: Root Canal Therapy Is Painful
Myth #2: Completing a Root Canal Requires Several Appointments
Myth #3: Root Canal Therapy Causes Illness
Myth #4: Teeth Need to Hurt Before Root Canal Therapy Becomes Necessary
Myth #5: The Benefits of Root Canal Therapy Don’t Last Very Long