The thought of endodontic surgery can make anyone fearful when they aren’t familiar with the procedure. Sometimes people avoid endodontic treatments such as root canal therapy because of misinformation, which unfortunately tends to make the problem worse.
To address these misconceptions, we’ve put together a list of three incorrect things that patients often think about endodontic surgery. We hope this helps to dispel unnecessary fears and keeps our patients well-informed!
Root canal treatment is a convenient and virtually painless method of “fixing” an inflamed or infected tooth. Your dentist will evaluate your specific condition based on your unique dental history to determine whether you are a candidate for the surgery. In the majority of cases, a root canal procedure is preferable to tooth extraction.
Endodontic surgery does not put you at risk for Alzheimer’s or systemic disease. If you are concerned about any other health conditions, it is best for you to discuss that with your dentist before making a decision.
To get reduced prices on root canal treatment, please schedule an appointment for a root canal consultation at Penn Dental Medicine by calling 215-898-8965.