Myths and Facts in Root Canal Treatment
Having being in practice in dentistry since many years now, we have our fair share of experience where patients tell us about the MYTHS they had after they get done with our treatment at DENTEM centre. We, therefore wanted to bust the commonest of myths that the patients had in their minds specific to Root canal treatment.
MythNo.1 : Patients often fear that they will experience pain while undergoing RCT
FACT OF THE MATTER : The fact is that since we do Local Anaesthesia before commencing the Root canal treatment, the treatment is absolutely painless and comfortable.
MEDICAL INSIGHT : Local Anaesthesia is the modality that is used in most of the Dental procedures where in we anaesthetise the quadrant that we are working on, in the oral cavity of the patient.
MythNo.2 : Patients often think that they will have to be sedated before they get the RCT done.
FACT OF THE MATTER : The fact is that we only anaesthetise the part of the mouth that we have to work on and not the whole body.
MythNo.3 : Patients often believe that they will have to visit the dentist at least 4-5 times for RCT of one tooth.
FACT OF THE MATTER : The fact is that with improved technology and recent advancements, today RCT can be done in a single sitting only in 99% of the cases.
I, Dr. Aayushi Narang(Endodontist) at Dentem Centre, along with the assistance of Dr. Gunita Singh (Director, Dentem ) have been doing Single-sitting RCTs for patients almost daily without any hastle.
MythNo.4 : Patients often think that they won’t be able to eat and do their daily chores effectively after getting RCT.
FACT OF THE MATTER : The fact instead is that there are actually no major precautions that the patients have to take after getting RCT done. The post operative care is very minimal and can be done very easily.
MythNo.5 : Patients usually come with a perception that they will end up loosing the tooth which is getting root canal treated.
FACT OF THE MATTER : The fact, whereas, is that RCT actually prolongs the life of a decayed tooth which initially lacks the strength. After doing the RCT, the tooth is restored to its original form with the help of a tooth colored filling material which imparts it the required strength.
MEDICAL INSIGHT : In 95% cases, it is advised that the tooth on which RCT is done, is later given a crown, in order to provide additional strength to the tooth.
We hope that we have addressed most of the myths and revealed the actual facts as well.
We, here at Dentem, welcome you all for all your Dental problems, fears and worries and are ready to serve you in times of need.