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When you think of visiting the dental office, are there any treatments you hope your dentist won’t recommend? Are you interested in avoiding root canal therapy? If so, we have good news for you: there are actually many misconceptions about this treatment.

For instance, have you heard that root canal therapy is an incredibly painful treatment? Would you be surprised to hear that most individuals who have had root canal therapy and have had a cavity filled say the two treatments are fairly comparable? You may have also heard that having the afflicted tooth extracted is actually a better choice than having root canal therapy. This isn’t actually true. We recommend preserving your natural tooth whenever you can.

Another common myth is that you won’t need root canal therapy or dental therapy if you aren’t experiencing pain or tenderness. In reality, pain and discomfort are symptoms you could experience but there are several issues you should be aware of. For instance, discolored or swollen gums might also be symptoms of an infected root canal. You should also understand that you might need root canal therapy even if you don’t have any pain.  This is another reason we suggest scheduling regular appointments with our team.

If you are interested in learning more about the care you can receive from us or have more questions about dealing with an injured root canal in Alvarado, Texas, please don’t hesitate to give Alvarado Family Dentistry a call at 888-635-6401. Our dentist, Dr. Eseoghene Okugbaye, and our dental team are here to help you maintain the healthy smile you deserve!