by Emma Mooney
The news that you need to see an endodontist for a root canal is probably not what you wanted to hear from your dentist.
But there’s no need for panic. The belief that root canals are ‘The Worst Thing Ever’ is actually rooted (sorry) in myth.
Root canals relieve pain.
Modern technology and effective anesthetics mean that a root canal should not be any more uncomfortable than getting a filling. [...]