1. It’s painful
Thanks to local anasthesia, the treatment is completely painless, and if you experience any discomfort after the treatment, that can be managed with painkillers according to the instructions of your dentist.
2. It’s not worth it
« Because the tooth will need to be extracted anyways ». This is not true, as the point of the root canal treatment to save the inflamed tooth and to allow the patient to keep their natural teeth longer.
3. It’s only necessary if you have a toothache
Some people think they only need to visit their dentist when they have a toothache. However, regular dental check-ups are very important as root cavities can go undetected for a long time and only cause pain and inflammation when they are in an advanced stage.
4. You don’t have to visit the dentist afterwards
This is not quite true, as sometimes the root canal treatment can only be performed in multiple visits. It is very important to complete the devitalisation, as the temporary filling is not able to protect the tooth during an extended period of time. Additionally, even after the root canal treatment is completed, regular dental check-ups are recommended to keep a perfect oral health.