Dispelling the Myths

  • There are many myths or misconceptions surrounding root canal treatment, and we have tried to dispel some of these myths below. If however you have any further questions or concerns, then please contact us on one of the numbers provided at the bottom of the page.

'A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction' - FALSE!

Truth - Saving your natural teeth, if possible, is often the very best option.

Nothing can completely replace your natural tooth. An artificial tooth can sometimes cause you to avoid certain foods. Keeping your own teeth is important so that you can continue to enjoy the wide variety of foods necessary to maintain the proper nutritional balance in your diet. Endodontic treatment, along with an appropriate restoration, is a cost-effective way to treat teeth with damaged pulp and is usually less expensive than extraction and the placement of a bridge or a dental implant. Endodontic treatment also has a very high success rate. Many root canal treated teeth last a lifetime. Placement of a bridge or an implant will require significantly more time in treatment and may result in further procedures to adjacent teeth and supporting tissues. Millions of healthy root canal treated teeth serve patients all over the world, years and years after treatment. Those healthy teeth are helping patients chew efficiently, maintain the natural appearance of their smiles and enhance their enjoyment of life.

'Root canal treatment is painful' - FALSE!

Truth - Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it.

The perception that root canals are painful began many, many years ago, back when root canal treatment was in its infancy. Today, using the latest technologies and anaesthetics, root canal treatment is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. In fact, a recent survey showed that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as ‘painless’ than patients who have not had root canal treatment.

'Root canal treatment causes illness' - FALSE!

Truth - Root canal treatment is a safe and effective procedure.

It was once thought that root canal treatments contributed to the occurrence of illness and disease in the body. This claim – which emerged in the early 1900s – has since been proven to be untrue. Root canal treatments carried out by experienced Endodontists, using the latest techniques and materials, do not cause illness, and there is a wealth of clinical evidence to support this claim.

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Harley Street Root Canal Clinic
99 Harley Street

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4-6 George Street
Surrey TW9 1JY

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