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Would you prefer an extraction or a root canal? Let’s make the decision a bit easier for you.

If you dip into our blogs every so often, you’ve probably heard us ranting about the unfair media treatment that the humble root canal procedure tends to attract. If you believed all the hype, you would almost believe that it's a form of torture on a par with water boarding!

This is absolute balderdash. And this is not just our opinion. Research was recently carried out on this very issue, and the results will surprise you big time. Patients who have had a root canal are six times more likely to say that it is painless than patients who have never had the treatment.

And who are the experts in this scenario? Obviously, the people who know what they're talking about, and who’ve actually had a root canal. The fact of the matter is that patients undergoing treatment are fully anaesthetised, so there’s no more discomfort than if you were having a simple filling,

So why, do you think, does the poor root canal have such a lousy reputation. There’s only one real reason we can think of. The procedure is quite elaborate, and involves two visits to the dentist, each of around an hour in duration. Some people may have put two and two together and got five, wrongly assuming that length of time in the chair equals pain and discomfort.

The fact of the matter is that a root canal doesn’t cause pain – it removes it. If your toothache is causes by damaged tissue in the tooth, you're either facing extraction or a root canal treatment. So which of these if the logical choice? Yep – a root canal!

So if there’s one thing you take out of today’s blog, we hope it's that you should discount ninety per cent of the clap-trap you hear about root canals, and listen to the experts – the people who perform them every day of the week or patients who’ve actually had one carried out.

And if you're concerned that they’ll actually cause you a different form of pain – we’re referring to financial pain – then there’s no need to worry on that score either. The fact of the matter is that when it comes to root canal cost Ireland provides excellent treatment at very reasonable rates. And all with great after-sales service, in the unlikely event of some problems arising.

You should also bear in mind that this is a once-off cost, and once you’ve solved the problem, it should be solved permanently and you can look forward to a pain-free experience from the time of the treatment.

Also remember when considering root canal treatment cost Ireland is a far more palatable option than going abroad for treatment, with all the hidden cost that it involves, not to mention the fact that you have no idea what might happen afterwards – and whether you'd have to go abroad again to get it sorted!

If you’ve been told that you need to have a root canal but would like to research it a tad further before making a final commitment, may we recommend this article to you - http://www.aae.org/patients/treatments-and-procedures/root-canals/root-canals.aspx