When it comes to the overall health of our bodies, the health of our mouths play a huge role. That’s why practices like oil pulling and using non-toxic toothpaste is so important. But sometimes, we are met with challenges like root canals and tough decisions must be made. Fortunately, you’re not stuck with one option, and it’s good to do thorough research about your choices. This post explores three questions to ask about root canals before you take the plunge.
Have you ever had a root canal? What was your experience like?
“Wouldn’t you agree that we are only as informed as the questions we know to ask?
In other words, the way we learn new information that is outside our realm of current knowledge is to form questions of something unknown and get those questions answered.
The problem is, unless we know what questions to ask, we won’t get the answers we need to make an informed decision, right?
So when we turn our attention toward the serious consideration of whether or not to get a root canal, we must gather all the information possible in order to make the wisest, most informed decision we can for our long term health. We hope this article helps you have some questions to ask your dentist regarding their understanding of root canal therapy.
Just in case you are joining us new in this discussion, this article is the next ‘piece to the puzzle’ regarding the hotly debated subject of the safety of root canal therapy. While you can read this article as a stand alone article, reading the other posts in this series will give you a more fleshed out understanding of the relative risks and safety of root canals.
In the first article, titled ‘Understanding the issues with root canals’, we discuss the broad historical concerns regarding this common dental procedure. In article two in this series, I have a root canal, what are my options?, we explore the options a person has if they have an existing root canal.
In the third article, ‘Options if you have a missing tooth‘, we uncover the various options a person has if they have had a root canal tooth removed. And our most recent article dives into the question ‘My dentist says I need a root canal. What are my options?’
Continuing on from that point, in this article we want to offer you some rather pointed questions to ask a dentist who is proposing that you need a root canal.
Our intent here is to ‘arm’ you in a sense with questions that will help you determine if the dentist is ideally trained and uses the optimal protocols available if you decide to move forward with this procedure.”