One of the most common misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment is that the procedure is painful. We Can Sedate. With the latest technologies and anesthetics, the American Association of Endodontists cites root canal therapy today, is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. When a patient seeks health for a tooth ache (abscess tooth) caused by damaged tissues in the tooth, removing the damaged tissues through root canal treatment relieves the pain.
Another myth reported by the American Association of Endodontists is extracting (pulling the tooth) is a good alternative to root canal treatment. Saving a natural tooth, if possible, is always the best option. Removal of a tooth requires artificial replacement that is less cost effective and may not serve and function as a natural tooth. Root canal treated teeth may last a lifetime.