What comes to mind when you hear the words, “root canal?” Is your first reaction to run and hide? It shouldn’t be. Many patients cringe at the mere thought of a root canal, but, contrary to popular belief, the procedure is nothing to be afraid of.
The dentists in Brier Creek and Garner, NC’s Bright Smiles are available at our two area dental clinics to assist patients suffering from the pain and discomfort associated with infected nerves in their gums. Obviously, undergoing a root canal in Raleigh isn’t like coming in for a regular teeth cleaning and exam, but it isn’t a procedure that should be feared — especially if you choose Bright Smiles to perform your treatment.
Root Canal Myths Debunked
- It’s Not a Scary Procedure – Through advances in technology, root canals have become easier to perform, producing more effective results. While it is, by definition, oral surgery, patients are in-and-out relatively quickly.
- You Don’t Have to Stop Eating Food You Love – Another common myth is that after the procedure is over, your teeth become ultra-sensitive — this is false. In fact, because the pain from the nerve damage disappears, you’ll be able to enjoy more of your favorite foods, regardless of their temperature or malleability.
- The Pain is Minimal – Local anesthetics and proper pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in almost every case. There may be some soreness immediately following the procedure, but that is considered normal.
Contact our dental clinic and schedule a consultation regarding root canals or any other form of general, cosmetic or sedation dentistry.