Root canals – common myths and facts in Charleston, SC
Many of us dread that moment when we hear that the only available option to save a decayed tooth is to receive a root canal. A root canal is associated, wrongly, with images of large drills, pain, and discomfort. Dr. Andrew Greenberg and his team at Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA realize the anxiety that can manifest when a root canal is the prescribed action and works with his patients in making sure they know truth from fiction regarding this procedure.
The truth about root canals
Let’s first look at some misconceptions and half-truths that many believe to be factual about root canals. Many of the fears people have about getting a root canal are, in fact, complete falsehoods. Knowing this will allow many patients to be at ease going into their appointment.
- Myth #1: root canals are painful – The perception that root canal procedures are painful stem from early treatment methods which were, in fact, painful. Modern root canal treatments involve local anesthesia and very little pain. In fact, most patients will feel much better walking out of their appointment than they did walking in.
- Myth #2: root canals take several appointments to complete – Successful root canal therapy will often take just one or two appointments and is determined by factors such as the severity of the tooth infection, the level of difficulty involved with the tooth canal and if an endodontist becomes necessary to complete the procedure.
- Myth #3: all patients in need of a root canal will face tooth pain beforehand – You will not always feel tooth pain when in need of a root canal. Some teeth that are already dead may require a root canal to prevent infection but will not cause any pain to the patient.
Dr. Andrew Greenberg and his team not only offer quality dental care, but also pride themselves in educating and preparing their patients for their scheduled procedure. Separating fact from fiction goes a long way in making sure that a patient comes in for their procedure with minimal anxiety because they are aware of exactly what is going to be happening. If you are looking for a comfortable dental experience with a team that is here to answer any questions you may have, please give Dr. Greenberg and his team at Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA a call today at (843)751 4262.
Mouth Carolina Dentistry, PA - Dr. Andrew Greenberg
Dr. Andrew Greenberg completed his Bachelor’s Degree in New Orleans, Louisiana at Tulane University. He graduated from the Medical University of South Carolina College of Dental Medicine in 2009, where he portrayed excellent academic performance. He exercises his academic brilliance to the benefit of his patients every day. He grew up in a family with a dental background and showed interest in the field since his early days.