Delaying treatment for root canal damage is what causes the treatment to be painful, one specialist has claimed.
Talking to Asia One Health, Dr Seah Yang How explained that if people have a dental consultation not long after a toothache develops they could prevent discomfort later on.
The endodontist said: “When the procedure is done in the initial stages of a toothache, local anaesthesia is very effective and the pain can be very minimal.”
Dr Yang How described how the soreness comes from the nerves and blood vessels in the tooth becoming inflamed and advised patients not to put off visiting a professional for fear of tenderness.
He called the belief a “myth” and commented that new technology and anaesthesia could make early treatment painless.
Individuals were recently encouraged by Dr Eugene Antenucci to consider cosmetic dentistry to replace missing teeth and to help stop them looking older than they truly are.