Article Dispelling Root Canal Fears Is a Helpful Reminder to Avoid Sensationalized Medical Claims, Notes Kern Dental Specialties

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Commenting on the recent article, the endodontic experts at Kern Dental Specialties explain the benefits of the procedure that is often a popular target for public condemnation.

It's important patients understand the facts surrounding the root canal procedure.

The root canal procedure may have gained a poor reputation amongst laymen, its positive benefits are often as ignored as its potential for pain is greatly exaggerated.

According to an article posted September 16th on Dentistry IQ, the American Association of Endodontists (AAE) recently released a statement meant to combat misinformation that was disseminated as a result of a recent study that some took to imply a connection between root canal procedures and Alzheimer’s disease. Not only did the AAE take a firm stance against the asserted connection, but even the author of the original study clarified that his work was in no way meant to imply a connection between dental work and Alzheimer’s. According to the endodontic experts at Kern Dental Specialties, the root canal procedure may have gained a poor reputation amongst laymen, its positive benefits are often as ignored as its potential for pain is greatly exaggerated. Kern Dental Specialties explains the two biggest advantages of root canal procedures:

  • Alleviate Pain – While root canal procedures have accrued the reputation as being something that causes patients pain, a smoothly performed procedure should cause little or no discomfort. Kern Dental Specialties notes that the root canal is performed to stop or prevent often very severe pain that is caused by damage to the pulp located at the bottom of the tooth. In fact, Kern Dental Specialties’ head endodontist, Dr. Harry Malhotra, is renowned for his ability to perform the root canal procedure with the maximum amount of patient comfort. In fact, he is the dentist that other area dentists go to when they need the procedure done themselves.
  • Save the Tooth – Before the root canal procedure, and still in many cases today, doctors and patients opted to remove a dead, near-dead, or damaged tooth as a way to deal with pain. The experts at Kern Dental Specialties note that the root canal procedure can be implemented in these situations to save the tooth and allow the patient to retain the full functionality of their bite. While it is true that patients can get dental implants to replace a tooth after it is removed, the root canal process is often a much more effective and less time-consuming way to get patients back to a state of excellent dental health. At the same time, Kern Dental Specialties notes that they do perform dental implants in cases where it is determined to be the best course of action. They explain that there is no one-size fits all approach to dental care, and different patients will often require different treatment.

For those that require a root canal procedure, or would simply like a second opinion regarding their dental pain, there is no better Bakersfield practice to take care of that need. To schedule an appointment today, patients can call 661-324-7668 or visit the office's website at http://www.KernEndo.com.

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