31 Jul Netflix Root Canal Procedure Documentary: Getting to the Root of the Truth

Root canal treatment or endodontic therapy is one of the most common dental procedures. Untreated cavities or ones that form deep, close to the tooth roots, can cause a root canal infection. This is one of the many reasons why True Dental recommends undergoing regular dental exams and ensuring your dental X-Rays are up-to-date. Finding decay in its infancy and treating it can help you potentially avoid a root canal procedure in the first place. Book your summer dental exam with us to be proactive in your oral health.

What’s A Root Canal?

The inner pulp of your tooth is where the blood supply and connective tissue is located. If this area becomes infected, a root canal treatment needs to be done to remove the infection. While this may sound scary, millions of root canals are performed every year. The diseased portion of the root canal is gently and carefully removed once the client is completely frozen. The area is disinfected and sealed up to protect the tooth.

Netflix Root Canal Show & Misinformation

Many dental clients become upset when they hear the term “root canal procedure,” however, this is nothing to fear. There was a controversial documentary that was on Netflix called “Root Cause,” which was broadcasting unproven scientific claims alleging that root canals cause chronic illness, cancer, heart disease and more. The documentary stated that the best way to treat an infected tooth was simply to extract it. This film and its information were immediately challenged by the dental and scientific communities of the AADR American Association of Dental Research, the AAE American Association of Endodontics and the ADA the American Dental Association and has since been removed from TV.

Root Canal Infection

Studies have shown that dental bacteria can travel to other parts of the body including the heart and the brain with grave results. Flossing daily is the best way to avoid swallowing and ingesting these harmful bacteria. Other studies have shown that clients who have undergone root canal treatment have a lower risk of cardiovascular mortality. Let the friendly and professional team at True Dental in West Kelowna help you maintain a healthy and fabulous smile! Rest assured, if you have to undergo a root canal procedure, you will be completely comfortable and frozen the entire time and it will be over much sooner than you think! Don’t ignore dental pain or discomfort, call us as soon as anything feels amiss!


Root Canal Extraction

Did you know that pulling teeth that can be saved can create entirely new dental issues? Our teeth serve as our first line of digestion and function as space holders within our jaw. Removing teeth can leave gaps and cause the rest of your dentition to shift and completely changing your bite and alignment. Of course, not every tooth can be saved with a root canal treatment. Our highly qualified and gentle team will evaluate your unique situation and deliver the facts you need to make an informed decision. If you have to lose a tooth, we are happy to discuss dental implant therapy or a possible bridge restoration to help you secure the longevity of your smile.

Don’t Fear the Dentist, Call True Dental Today!

We can help you love your smile and feel fantastic once again. If you are experiencing dental anxiety about your upcoming root canal treatment, don’t fret! Endodontic therapy is nothing to fear at True Dental. You will be pleased with how fast and comfortable the entire root canal procedure goes and be back to smiling again in no time!

We look forward to seeing you soon and hearing all about your summer. Contact us today to book your appointment.