You’ve been told you need a root canal, and understandably, you now have questions: What exactly IS a root canal? Is it going to hurt? What can you expect when you go in for treatment?
We want to make it easier on you, so we’ve rounded up some great online resources that will help answer the questions you need answers to.
1. Read about root canals and learn what to expect
The American Association of Endodontists has included a plethora of information about the root canal (or endodontic) treatment on one handy webpage. You’ll find many answers to your questions here, including:
You’ll also find another page dealing with Root Canal Myths. Here, three myths are debunked, including the common misconception that root canals are very painful. The truth is, when you need this treatment, you’re already in pain, so it actually brings much-needed relief. On top of that, anesthetics and other modern techniques make root canal pain on par with other basic dental procedures, which is not very high. Yay!
Read the articles: Root Canals Explained | Myths About Root Canals and Root Canal Pain
2. View illustrations of root canal treatment
Do you want to see the steps of a root canal without a lot of reading? Go to the Colgate Oral Care Center website and quickly view the steps of this treatment in seven simple illustrations.
These images will help you visualize the answers to these questions:
View: Illustrations: Root Canal Treatment From Start To Finish
3. Watch a 3-minute video showing how a root canal treatment is done
Once again, the folks at the American Association of Endodontists have produced a great resource to learn about root canals. Watch their helpful video below:
Yes, the news that you’re in need of a root canal may ruin your day, but having helpful resources can really go a long way! Being informed will help you make the right treatment choice. Having answers to your root canal questions can also allay your concerns and calm your fears. Still, have questions? We would love to answer them for you. Just call us at (765) 358-7763 or contact us online and a friendly team member will be happy to help you.
Do you have a favorite resource that has taught you helpful information about root canals? Please tell us about it in the comments below!
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