Blog by Renowned Dentist Dr Ratnika Agarwal, SMILE UP DENTAL CARE AND IMPLANT CENTER, Pune Need a dentist? Contact Experience Dentist Team at Smile up Dental Care& Implant Center Pune) If you were recently informed that you need a root canal, chances are the minute you left your dentist’s clinic, you immediately began scouring the Internet for information on this well-known — but highly misunderstood — dental treatment. The Internet can be a great place to gather helpful information, but it is also plagued by unreliable sources & dangerously inaccurate information that can lead unknowing online researchers astray. The following are common myths & misinformation about root canals & tooth pain that are prevalent online. While finding out you are in need of a root canal can be frightening, the more you know about this tooth-saving procedure& what it can do for your toothache & oral health, the calmer & more confident you will feel when you return to the dentist’s chair. Myth #1: You only need a root canal if you are experiencing tooth pain.Sometimes teeth that have died no longer cause pain & need to have a root canal in order to avoid becoming infected. We have several tests that allow us to know when a tooth has died & needs to receive a root canal. Myth #2: Root canal treatment is painful.A root canal relieves tooth pain associated with progressive & destructive decay that has reached the root of a tooth & caused infection. With the use of cutting-edge dental technology, along with anesthetics & sedation dentistry, having a root canal feels similar to receiving a filling & can be just as painless. Myth #3: Root canals cause illness. It’shard to miss this myth if you are searching for information on root canals online. This myth is based on poorly designed & long-since debunked research that took place almost an entire century .Not only are root canals safe & effective, they eliminate bacteria from the infected roots of teeth, improving both your oral health & your overall health. Myth #4: The benefits of root canal treatments are temporary.Root canal results are long-lasting. They relieve patients’ toothaches & preserve the affected tooth indefinitely. The final restoration or crown is the key to successful results. A well-made & well-fit crown combined with good at-home oral health practices & routine visits to the dentist can ensure that your tooth last a lifetime. Myth #5: Tooth extraction is a good alternative to root canals. An extraction is a traumatic procedure that actually allows more bad bacteria to be introduced into the bloodstream. There is no adequate replacement for the natural tooth. A root canal with a good restoration is not only cost effective, it allows you to keep your natural tooth. Bridges, implants, & other replacement alternatives require additional treatments, more time in the chair,& elevated cost. If you would like to find out more about root canal treatments or think you may need one, we suggest the best way forward is to arrange a consultation with us. To do this, all you need to do is contact Experience Dentist Team at Smile up Dental Care& Implant Center Pune on 8237802848 / 8237720741 / 020-27041188. You can also book Instant Online Appointments with us on Practo or JustDial as per your convenience. We provide All Dental &Cosmetic Treatment Solutions for all age groups with a proven track record of excellent patient’s satisfaction.