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Tigard, OR 97224 Map
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Bull Mountain:
(503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl #10
Tigard, OR 97224 Map
Bridgeport:
(503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lwr Boones Ferry Rd
Tigard, OR 97224 Map

Fact vs Myth About Root Canals


Posted on 7/30/2017 by Dr. Johnson
Root canal myths explained by Total Health Dental.
A lot of people shudder at the mere mention of root canals, but they really shouldn't. There are so many myths out there about them, that it causes people to become nervous. People believe that root canals are the worst dental procedure possible, which simply isn't true. By separating a bit of truth and myth, the hope is to get people to see that a root canal is actually a good procedure more often than not.

Fact or Myth: Root Canals Are Painful


While a root canal is not inherently painful, it is still done with anesthesia. However, most people notice upon the completion of the procedure that the pain they had beforehand is gone. Usually a root canal is done to alleviate pain, from a cavity or infection most times. A root canal isn’t going to leave you in worse pain, it is going to alleviate the pain you have now.

Fact or Myth: Extracting the Tooth is Better Than a Root Canal


This is pure myth. An extraction is incredibly traumatic for your mouth. It can hurt your sore tooth, the surrounding teeth, the gums, the socket, and even the jawbone itself. By having a root canal, you get the infection out, without any potential damage to those surrounding tissues.

Getting a root canal is a great way to save your tooth. It isn’t the bad procedure that everyone seems to think it is. Your dentist can walk you through the procedure ahead of time, so you know what to expect. However, don’t decide that it is going to be awful before that even begins. You will feel better once you have the procedure done, and your tooth can then be spared to remain functional in your mouth. That way, the overall great oral health you have now, is how it can remain. If you have any questions, or if you would like to learn more, please call us today at (503) 968-6101.

Time to schedule your next appointment?


Call our Bull Mountain location at (503) 968-6101, our Bridgeport location at (503) 906-8600, or use our easy online scheduling form to set up your next visit quickly. On behalf of every dentist and team member at Total Health Dental, we look forward to helping you brighten the world with your smile.


Dr. Joel Fast
Dr. Rod Johnson


Bull Mountain (503) 968-6101

11815 SW King James Pl. #10
Tigard, OR 97224



Dr. John Holland


Bridgeport (503) 906-8600

18035 SW Lower Boones Ferry Rd.
Tigard, OR 97224


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