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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.

As you know, you may need root canal when a cavity filling won’t save your tooth. You see, if you have an infection in the center of your tooth, your dentist will need to remove the infected area. Similarly, if the bone or root surfaces are damaged, you may need root canal therapy.

One misconception about root canal therapy is that the treatment is extremely painful. Luckily, this isn’t accurate. Sadly, many people who need root canal therapy avoid the treatment because they think it will be far worse than the pain or discomfort they’re experiencing. However, 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 our team at 212.799.6900. Our dentist, Dr. Spyridon Condos is eager to help you in any way.