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Root Canal Therapy Will Bring You Relief From Oral Pain

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Every year, millions of teeth are saved through root canal therapy. While this treatment has a bit of a bad reputation, today we want to do some myth-busting about root canal therapy. After all, root canal therapy is often the most effective ways to ease your tooth pain and save your natural tooth. If you’ve been told you need root canal therapy, read on to learn what you can expect.

Myth #1 — “Root Canals Are Painful”

We use root canal therapy to save you from current and future pain by treating advanced decay or a damaged tooth. If left untreated, these issues can develop into an incredibly painful abscess or even cause you to lose your tooth! But when Dr. Chittajallu tells patients they need root canal therapy, they are occasionally apprehensive. However, modern dental technology has evolved to the point that root canal treatment is virtually painless. Patients often report the pain from their untreated tooth was much greater than the actual root canal treatment.

Myth #2 — “Root Canals Are Dangerous”

While any medical procedure has risks, root canal therapy is an incredibly safe and common procedure. By removing the damaged or infected pulp from your tooth, sealing it, and placing a crown, we can restore your natural tooth to its full function, prevent tooth loss and further infection, and relieve your tooth pain.

Myth #3 — “I Can’t Afford a Root Canal”

At Southwest Smiles Family Dentistry, we offer a variety of financing options to make dental care for you and your family affordable. We are in-network with most PPO providers and our team will work with you to make sure you get the most out of your benefits. We also offer financing through CareCredit®, a credit card strictly for healthcare expenses with no annual fees and upfront costs.

Additional Questions? We Have Answers!

Root canal therapy is a safe, effective way to treat damaged teeth and our team will work with you to fit it in your budget. To ask any questions about the procedure or to schedule your next appointment, contact us today.

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