When the dentist tells you that you need root canal treatment to save a decayed, damaged or dead tooth, it is natural for certain questions to arise. One of the questions most patients ask is: “Are There Any Root Canal Dangers?”. It is a valid question, especially if a patient is about to experience root canal treatment for the first time.
When the dentist administers root canal treatment, it’s because they’ve identified that the tooth can be saved. A root canal is a form of restorative treatment, a method that saves your tooth so that you won’t have to opt for tooth extraction treatment to remove your teeth.
Root canal dangers can often be misunderstood. The point being missed is that root canal saves the tooth, but patients fear that the underlying effects post-treatment.
So, Are There Any Root Canal Dangers?
Let’s take a look at some of the misconceptions and allay any fears or thoughts of root canal dangers.
Root Canal Is Painful
Tooth sensitivity owing to an irreversible condition is why root canal treatment is performed. When the tooth suffers from Pulpitis, an inected pulp, fractured or broken teeth, or a dying nerve, root canal is administered. Root canal is designed to alleviate pain, and patients experienced a severe reduction of pain after treatment.
Root Canal Causes Illness
There is a misconception that bacteria trapped inside the tooth will cause illness such as cardiovascular disease and cancer. There are well-established reasons as to why root canal does not cause illness. One of the reasons is that there is no scientific evidence linking root canal treatments to adverse conditions or diseases. If bacteria is present, it does not constitute infection because bacteria is present in the mouth all the time, and with strong oral hygiene, the bacteria in the mouth can be healthy.
The Crown Isn’t Strong Enough To Withstand
Root canal treatment is a very successful form of treatment in saving a damaged or decayed tooth whilst clearing any infection. Root canal’s can survive for up to 10 years. To maintain its strength, schedule regular appointments with the dentist for a check-up, keep up strong oral hygiene and ensure you eat softer foods to keep the crown clear for any damage.
Root Canal Is Only Need For Toothache
Throbbing toothache doesn’t necessarily indicate that root canal treatment is required. Sometimes, root canal treatment can be administered when there is no pain, but the tooth is in a state of severe wear-and-tear or is inefcted or decayed. The dentist is specially trained to determine this, and root canal treatment would be necessary to save the tooth.
Root canal treatment is administered all over Australia regularly, and the treatment has always been successful. Although, it is important to be aware that when a root canal is administered, it doesn’t mean that the tooth has been restored. It is important that you regularly check-in at the dentist. The tooth can become brittle when the tooth is removed. Dentists recommend that where the tooth is healthy enough to be saved, it shouldn’t be removed from its socket as this can destimulate bone density and empty gums can introduce the risk of infection.
You may consider dental implant treatment should a tooth need to be removed, which is the next best thing for a natural restoration of your smile.
Is a tooth of yours in danger of becoming decayed or damaged? Let us get you the treatment you need at your local dentist. Contact us here now and we’d happy to help.