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Today we are going to discuss in this blog, all the 4 Debunking Popular Myths About Root Canal Treatment. So let’s begin..

1. Root Canal Treatment Is A Very Painful Procedure.

When someone says ” I am so scared of root canal treatment”.  I have heard from my friend that it’s very painful.

Being a Consultant Endodontist, Root Canal Specialist, after doing more than 8000 root canal treatments till now, I can confidently say, Root canal treatment is absolutely painless procedure.

Let’s discuss how it is painless.

Most of patients who visit dentist for root canal treatment are already suffering from mild to severe toothache.

Local anaesthesia is small injection given around the tooth to be operated. This anesthesia will completely numb the nerves in the area. Which results in painless procedure.

Most of the patients are scared for this injection. The injection site is anesthesized with local anaesthetic spray to minimise the piercing pain of needle. Once the site is anesthesized,  We use most advanced injection technique and motorized injection devices to minimise the pain.

Root Canal Treatment by Dr. Rohit Joshi at Microdent Dentistry, Pune 

Effective local anesthesia means the rest of the treatment is painless.

So no more pain in root canal treatment.

2. Root Canal Treatment Requires Multiple Visits To The Dentist.

90% of all the Root canal treatments are done in single visit. Patient do not need to visit dentist over and over again to complete the procedure.

Yes , you have heard right.  Why to visit again and again for same procedure if Endodontist can / will complete the same procedure in a single visit. That too in less than an Hour.

It is definitely possible now. We, at Microdent Dentistry ® perform root canal treatment in single visit. Our centre is equipped with microscope and most advanced equipments which help to complete the procedure effectively with predictable results.

Obviously, there are some exceptional cases where there is swelling associated with tooth, and history of trauma, or large infection associated with tooth, Failed previous root canal treatment which requires re root canal. In such cases, there are multiple visits indicated.

But Most Of The Cases Of Root Canal Treatment Are Completed In A Single Visit.

90% of all the Root canal treatments are done in single visit. Patient do not need to visit dentist over and over again to complete the procedure.

Yes , you have heard right.  Why to visit again and again for same procedure if Endodontist can / will complete the same procedure in a single visit. That too in less than an Hour.

It is definitely possible now. We, at Microdent Dentistry ® perform root canal treatment in single visit. Our centre is equipped with microscope and most advanced equipments which help to complete the procedure effectively with predictable results.

Obviously, there are some exceptional cases where there is swelling associated with tooth, and history of trauma, or large infection associated with tooth, Failed previous root canal treatment which requires re root canal. In such cases, there are multiple visits indicated.

3. Root Canal Treated Teeth Again Require Re-Treatment After A Couple Of Years.

4 Debunking Popular Myths About Root Canal Treatment By Microdent Dentistry
4 Debunking Popular Myths About Root Canal Treatment By Microdent Dentistry

Any procedure, if done perfectly, have less chances of failure in future. The same thing implies to root canal procedure. If first treatment is done correctly and precisely, the results last forever. But treating the complex anatomy of root canal is challange and it requires high precision, skill and dedication to master the art of doing it.

Endodontist is specialist in treating such cases.

With microscope , it becomes convenient and comparatively easy to see everything clearly and treat the difficult anatomies effectively which ultimately produce great results.

Another point I would like add here is, if the post root canal treatment restoration is not done properly, if tooth is not restored properly , either with crown or with composite. There is chance of reinfection of root canal treated tooth. Which may lead to failure in future.

So It is equally important to understand the need of permanent restoration ( composite ) / or crown over root canal treated tooth.

4. Root Canal Treated Tooth does Not Require Crown. Many Patients Think, Dentist Unnecessary Suggest Crowns Over Root Canal Treated Tooth.

This is wrong. Let’s understand the procedure first.

When we perform root canal treatment, we remove the pulp tissue. I.e blood vessels, nerves and connective tissue from within the canal of tooth.

This pulp tissue gives ‘life ‘ to tooth.

Once this tissue is removed, tooth becomes dead but it serves for longer period.

Because there is no pulp inside tooth now, the tooth becomes brittle. And it’s more prone to fracture in future. It doesn’t withstand the masticatory forces. And may break in future.

So whenever there is need to cover the root canal treated tooth , dentist advices crown.

Properly restored tooth with crown is important in success of root canal treatment.

The Bottom Line

So if you are suffering from mild to severe toothache, always find the root canal specialist, Endodontist.

At Microdent Dentistry ® we have skilled Endodontist with experience of more than 8000 root canal treatment.

For appointment you can always contact Microdent Dentistry

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