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What do you know about root canal therapy? As you may know, root canal therapy is designed to treat a tooth whose center is decayed or infected. Still, there are several myths surrounding root canal therapy.

Generally, our dentist will recommend root canal therapy when other treatments simply aren’t enough. You see, root canal therapy is usually necessary when decay or infection reaches the center of your tooth. Sadly, if you don’t have the issue addressed, infection could spread to your other teeth and lead to more problems. Similarly, if the root or bone at the center of the tooth is damaged, you may need root canal therapy.

You see, many people think root canals are extremely painful procedures. Fortunately, this isn’t entirely accurate. In fact, many patients come to the dentist in pain expect the treatment to be even more painful, but the majority of patients who have had root canal therapy experience little or no pain. In fact, most patients who’ve had root canal therapy claim that it’s comparable to having a cavity filled.

On a final note, if you don’t fill your cavity, your tooth could die. If this happens, our dentist may have to remove the tooth. Once this happens, you’ll need a restoration to complete your smile.

If you have any concerns or question please don’t hesitate to call Central Oregon Dental Center at 541-389-0300. Our dentist Dr. Michael Hall and team will be eager to help you in any way.