Thursday, March 3, 2011


Did you know that 70% of Americans are afraid of root canals?

Root canal treatment allows patients to save their natural teeth. The endodontists at Superstition Springs Endodontics are partners with general dentists in helping to save natural teeth. Modern, microscopic endodontic treatment can be a relaxing and pain-free experience.

In a recent AAE survey, 76 percent of participants said they would prefer a root canal to tooth extraction.

Nearly a third would not sell a healthy front tooth for any amount of money.

Most people are not aware that root canal treatment is a viable alternative to tooth extraction

Despite great progress in modern endodontic therapy, there are still misunderstandings about root canal treatment.

Myth #1: Root canal treatment is painful.
Myth #2: Root canal treatment causes illness. (focal infection theory still persists today!)
Myth #3: A good alternative to root canal treatment is extraction.


3 comments:

mike said...

A root canal is painful. This common myth has its roots from ancient days where the procedure was done using non-advanced methods unlike today. This has been highlighted by the American Association of Endodontists. The administration of general anesthesia will numb the area and the procedure will be painless; it was for me.
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Zahnarzt M. said...

Really, root canal treatment causes illness? or it's a myth? I want others' opinion, because my doctor says it's ok, I don't have anything to worry about, but I'm still looking for other professional answers. I just wanna be sure

rubhed said...

Great article, choose the right dentist and the procedure won't be painful. Check out this video I saw it's informative and show's how root canal is done http://www.checkdent.com/en/videos/root-canal-treatment-212.html