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Many myths abound about root canal therapy. Many of these myths are negative, so our dentist and team are more than happy to set the record straight.

Myth: Root canals are painful.
Many people associate root canal therapy with pain. This pain actually comes because of an infection of the tooth. The root canal treatment is actually done to relieve this pain and discomfort. The procedure is painless, as a local anesthetic is used to numb the tooth and the surrounding area.

Myth: Root canal treatment is not needed because the tooth will eventually be removed anyways.
Assuming that a tooth treated with a root canal will eventually be extracted is incorrect. In most cases, root canal therapy is successful in saving the tooth.

Myth: I don’t have a toothache, so I don’t need root canal treatment.
In many cases, a tooth that needs root canal therapy will not cause discomfort. At Congress Dental Group, Dr. Robert Page has ways of checking the tooth and discovering if the root canal is infected or damaged in some way. If the root canal is damaged, we may recommend root canal treatment, even if the tooth does not hurt.

Contact our office at (617) 574-8700 today to learn more about root canal treatment in Boston, Massachusetts, and to schedule a visit.