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‘Are root canals painful?’ Debunking the biggest myths about root canals!

By October 5, 2022No Comments

Root canal treatment has gotten a bad rap over the years for being a painful, expensive, and invasive solution for treating tooth infections, but this couldn’t be further from the truth!

The specialist endodontists at our Richmond clinic in London are keen to debunk the most common root canal myths. We want to help ease our patient’s worries by setting the record straight about this tooth-saving procedure!

Let’s begin with the biggest myth of all…

Myth: Root canal treatment is painful

Reality: Root canals work to relieve your pain

The most common misconception surrounding root canal treatment is that the procedure is painful. The reality is that root canals work to save your natural tooth and relieve your tooth pain rather than add to it. With local anaesthetic and gentle expertise from our specialist endodontists, you will have immediate relief from your tooth infection, as well as a relaxing experience in the dental chair.

Myth: You don’t need a root canal if your tooth doesn’t hurt    

Reality: Not all infection causes pain, so you might still need a root canal

Severe toothache is the most common sign that you have a dental infection; however, this isn’t always the case. Sometimes the nerves inside a dead or dying tooth stop releasing pain signals, causing the problem to go undetected. That’s why it’s best to attend regular dental check-ups so that your London dentist can spot any issues before they become a more significant problem.

Myth: Root canal treatment is expensive

Reality: We ensure our patients can look after their smiles without breaking the bank 

We offer specialist endodontic care at reasonable prices. If you live in London and require a root canal, or if you have a tooth infection that needs treatment, our team can provide you with a competitive quote following your initial consultation.

For specialist endodontic and root canal treatment in London, please book an appointment with our friendly and talented experts by phoning 020 8050 0351 or completing our online form here.