Having root canal treatment could save people from being left with gaps in their mouths, one expert has pointed out.
In response to a recent Adult Dental Health Survey which showed that 30 per cent of adults are extremely anxious about having treatment involving drilling, endodontics specialist Julian Webber told Medical News Today that it may be best in the long run.
He explained that saving a tooth is better for the general health of a patient's mouth and a well-treated tooth can survive for many years afterwards, sometimes even for the rest of a person's life.
"Many patients will not want a gap in their mouth and will seek some form of replacement … Keeping your natural teeth is often more economical in the long term," Mr Webber added.
Naturopath Mim Beim recently said in an article for the Sydney Morning Herald that Rescue Remedy and belly breathing could help people with anxiety about visiting their dentist.