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Misconceptions about Root Canals

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If you want to learn more about root canals in Ocean City, MD, contact our office at Atlantic Dental to learn more about how root canals work and what to expect during your treatment. There are many misconceptions about root canals that can make patients feel uneasy.

Common Misconceptions

  • Root canals hurt – Actually, root canal therapy relieves the pain and symptoms associated with the infection inside your tooth. Infection can occur because of deep decay or trauma. Since it is inside your tooth, pressing on the nerves, the symptoms can feel quite painful. Infections cause inflammation and swelling, so the discomfort may extend to your facial tissue and jaw area. A ...

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