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What have you heard about root canal therapy? Have you heard that it’s an extremely painful procedure? Have you been told that you should try to avoid this treatment no matter the cost? Have you ever wondered how much of what you’ve heard is true? Sadly, there are many myths that surround root canal therapy. If you’d like to learn more of the facts, please read on!

As you know, you may need root canal when a cavity filling won’t save your tooth. You see, if you have an infection in the center of your tooth, your dentist will need to remove the infected area. Similarly, if the bone or root surfaces are damaged, you may need root canal therapy.

While many people think root canals are extremely painful procedures, fortunately, this isn’t accurate. In fact, many patients come to the dentist in pain expecting the treatment to be even more painful, but the majority of patients who have had root canal therapy experience little or no pain. In fact, most patients who’ve had root canal therapy claim that it’s comparable to having a cavity filled.

On a final note, if you don’t fill your cavity, your tooth could die. If this happens, our dentist may have to remove the tooth. Once this happens, you’ll need a restoration to complete your smile.

If you have any concerns or question please don’t hesitate to call our team at 818.766.5246. Our dentist, Lawrence H. Zabner, DMD and his team are eager to help you in any way.