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.