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Family Dentistry - Mount Pleasant MI

The Tooth You Save May be Your Own — Root Canals

Root CanalRoot canals need a new PR firm. If there is one dental procedure that is universally feared, it has to be the root canal. But the reality is far from the medieval torture that is associated with it. Plus, a root canal will usually save your natural tooth!

Let’s get past the myths about root canals.

The treatment is painful.

It isn’t true that a root canal is painful. The pain associated with a root canal is caused by the infected tooth that the root canal is addressing. An infection in a tooth can be very painful because the infection has progressed far enough to impact the nerves in the tooth root. A root canal removes the infected/decayed tissue, including the nerves in the tooth, and relieves this extreme pain. Modern technology has made it possible for a root canal treatment to be almost “painless.” In fact, the level of discomfort is akin to having a cavity filled.

Tooth extraction is a good alternative to a root canal procedure.

In almost every case, the best option is to save your natural tooth, and a root canal procedure can do that. By keeping your natural teeth, you can continue to eat whatever you want. Also, root canal treatment is a cost-effective method of treating a tooth with an infected pulp. The success rate in keeping the tooth, if there is enough healthy tooth remaining, is very high with root canals.

The procedure causes illness.

There isn’t a shred of evidence that root canal treatments cause various illnesses in the body. It is a safe and effective procedure that eliminates bacteria, prevents reinfection, and salvages your natural tooth. The fact is, if you don’t remove the infection in your tooth, then the infection can spread to other areas of your body.

If you have serious tooth pain, you may need a root canal. Call us at 989-773-3560 to schedule your appointment.