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Root canal therapy is one of the most commonly misjudged dental treatments. Because of this, many people are anxious about having this treatment performed on a tooth. To clear the air, Dr. Ravi Aulakh and our team would like to correct some common misconceptions about root canal treatment.

Myth 1: I Shouldn’t Get Root Canal Therapy Because the Tooth Will Need to Be Removed Later.
Most root canal treatments are successful, so the infected tooth will not need to be removed. Root canal therapy is performed to save the tooth from extraction.

Myth 2: If My Tooth Doesn’t Hurt, I Don’t Need Root Canal Treatment.
Our dentist in San Jose, California, can determine if a tooth’s pulp is infected or otherwise damaged. Because of this, he may recommend root canal treatment even if your tooth doesn’t hurt. Be sure to follow your suggested treatment plan, as we know what is best for your teeth.

Myth 3: Root Canal Treatment Means My Whole Tooth Is Being Removed.
The purpose of root canal therapy is to save a tooth, not remove it. Your tooth and its roots are not removed. The insides of the root canals are cleaned out and sealed to treat the infection.

Myth 4: Once I’ve had a Root Canal, I Won’t Have to go Back to the Dentist for a While
Actually, we may recommend that you come in for another appointment so that we can ensure that all of the infected material was removed from the tooth. Also, another appointment may be necessary so that a dental crown can be placed to protect the tooth.

To learn more and to schedule a visit, we invite you to contact AZ Dental at 408-247-5500 today.