Dr. Barry Grosshandler, dentist in Annapolis, MD, talks about root canal myths and the real facts.
ANNAPOLIS, MD, October 19, 2013 /24-7PressRelease/
-- Patients don't mind sitting in the dentist chair when they get to walk out of the dental office with a clean smile. However, when a patient complains of tooth pain, discoloration and swelling and irritation around the gum tissue, the patient might be experiencing the symptoms of a diseased tooth or infected nerve.
When a dentist mentions root canal, a patient starts to worry. Most people associate root canals with pain, so as a patient who is about to undergo the procedure, he or she will think about the myths, before the facts. People forget that pain is what brought them into the dentist office in the first place.
"Most patients believe the myths, so I want to give patients the facts about a root canal treatment. Most likely, patients come into the dentist office with root canal pain, and that pain lasts until I start root canal treatment. This causes patients to believe that root canal treatment hurts, but it's only the root canal before the treatment," said Dr. Barry Grosshandler, Annapolis dentist.
Myth 1-As Dr. Grosshandler has stated, root canal treatment isn't painful. With the use of anesthetics and modern technology, Dr. Grosshandler promises the treatment is painless. The actual pain comes from the tooth's pulp (soft tissue inside the tooth) when it is inflamed or infected. A root canal treatment removes the pulp, disinfects the area and fills the tooth with gutta-percha (a rubber-like material).
Myth 2-Root canal treatment doesn't contribute to illness and disease in the body. Although this myth isn't as strongly believed as the first myth, it still floats around the Internet. It is unfounded, and research shows that root canal treatment doesn't result in illness and disease.
Myth 3-Some patients get frustrated with the tooth pain and think it's better to get the tooth extracted. Dr. Grosshandler disapproves of patient's wanting an extraction before discussing a root canal as the alternative treatment. A root canal can save your tooth and smile. It's a highly successful treatment.
"I want to exhaust all of my other options before a patient and I decide on an extraction. Preserving the natural tooth allows patients to continue with their daily routine. If a tooth is extracted, patients have to replace the tooth with an implant or bridge. If a root canal is possible, we want to save your tooth, time and money-root canals are cost-effective," said Dr. Grosshandler.
Remember the facts of root canal treatment. A misunderstanding can cause patients to opt out of a great treatment option. Get rid of root canal pain with root canal therapy in Annapolis, MD.
To schedule an appointment with Dr. Grosshandler, call (410) 263-2003 or visit http://www.annapoliscosmeticdentistinc.com
. Dr. Grosshandler offers Annapolis, MD root canal therapy, dental implants, teeth whitening and cosmetic dentistry.Media Contact:
Dr. Barry Grosshandler
101 Ridgely Ave #22
Annapolis, MD 21401
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