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Modern Root Canal No Worse Than a Filling

According to the American Association of Endodontists, a root canal can help save the tooth for future use, keeping it functional and supporting the oral structure.

There are a large variety of techniques and materials used in the root canal process, which give your endodontist complete freedom in creating a procedure that is the best option for your teeth. In order to clean out the infected tissue, explore all the areas that may be harboring infection, and fill the open spaces with a filling, an extensive list of supplies is required. These may include precious metals, ceramics and gutta-percha.

Not as Bad as Jokes Would Have You Believe

Contrary to popular belief, the modern root canal procedure is no more painful than a standard filling, with many patients only feeling a slight discomfort, thanks to the powerful anesthetic options available. As technology advances for the administration, formulation and development of anesthesia, patients can now have involved dental procedures without the discomfort experienced in the past.
Other benefits for patients include the ability to retain the tooth with a natural appearance. Rather than having to replace it, as would be the case with extraction, the tooth may be saved, even if its root structure has been removed. In these cases, while the tooth is no longer living tissue, it can be protected with crowns and other dental protectants.
Dental insurance usually covers this procedure, but always check with your provider for the specifics. Learn more about the root canal process…


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