Charles M. Marks D.D.S and Dental Associates.

Conveniently located at 34th Street and 5th Avenue. Drs. Charles M. Marks and his associates offer Invisalign, cosmetic dental treatments and dental care for children, teens and adults.

212.279.1232

Busting Common Myths About Root Canals

man with tooth ache

Root canals tend to have a bad reputation thanks to a series of myths that have long been debunked, yet somehow continue to hold influence over the masses. If you think you need a root canal, talk to your dentist. Read on to bust the common myths about root canals to help you feel more comfortable with the treatment.

Painful Treatment

Many people think that root canal treatment is extremely painful; however, most of these people have not had a root canal. Those who have had a root canal tend to compare it to the feeling of receiving a filling. If you experience pains your tooth, go to your dentist. If he or she determines that you need a root canal, this procedure will alleviate your pain, not cause more. Modern medicine provides plenty of numbing agents and anesthetics that can get you through the procedure with minimal discomfort. Once the procedure is over you will no longer have to suffer through your original tooth pain.

Extraction is Better

Tooth extractions are appropriate in certain situations, but when it is possible to save the natural tooth, that is typically the best option. A root canal offers you the opportunity to continue using the tooth that has been in your mouth for years instead of being forced to use a replica. Tooth extractions are more expensive and you will have to go through another procedure in order to install a replacement. On the other hand, a root canal is a single procedure that enjoys high success rates, lasts throughout your life, and allows you to maintain a natural appearance.

If you need root canal treatment, contact the offices of Dr. Charles M. Marks, D.D.S. Dr. Marks provides the Manhattan area with teeth whitening, teeth cleaning, and other dentistry treatments. For more information about his services, feel free to visit his website or give him a call at (212) 279-1232.

347 5th Avenue Suite 1310
New York, NY 10016

Hours of Operation

  • Closed Sunday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Tuesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Wednesday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Thursday
  • 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Friday
  • Closed Saturday