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Root Canal Treatment: Separating Fact from Fiction

January 10, 2019
Posted By: Dr. Evan Chiang & Dr. Yogesh Goel

Like most people, when you hear the words “root canal,” your first reaction is probably dread.

But the days of uncomfortable, lengthy, drawn-out procedures passed years ago, and it’s time to see root canals in Woodinville, WA, for what they are – an essential treatment that provides immediate relief and is needed to save a tooth from extraction.

What Is a Root Canal?

When damaged by decay or trauma, a painful infection can develop deep inside the tooth. If your dentist does not remove the infection with root canal treatment, the only remaining option for relieving your discomfort and saving the tooth is to remove the tooth.

Root Canals: Fact vs. Fiction

Now that you understand why the procedure is essential for your oral health, let’s take a look at some of the misconceptions you and many others may have about root canals.

Fiction: Root canals hurt

Fact: Root canals relieve pain

If you’ve ever had a root canal infection, what is it you remember most about the experience? Most would say it’s the pain, and that’s understandable because nothing hurts quite like an infected root canal. So, it’s natural to associate the pain with the procedure, but the fact is that root canals don’t cause pain, they remove the infection that causes the pain in the first place. 

Fiction: A root canal is a tedious procedure

Fact: State-of-the-art technology streamlines treatment

Dental technology is advancing continuously, and each innovation is meant to improve your overall dental experience. For example, modern dentists use technology to improve every aspect of your root canal procedure, from pain-free, state-of-the-art injections to rotary endodontic technology that makes the process more efficient (less time in the chair for you!) and provides more predictable long-term outcomes.

Please Call Us to Arrange An Appointment

At Woodin Creek Dental, our doctors Dr. Goel and Dr. Chiang have a reputation for performing comfortable root canals at our Woodinville dental office. Whether you’re already in pain or just suspect you need treatment, please call us, and we’ll arrange to see you as soon as possible.

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