‘A healthy mouth leads to a healthy body’ would not be an odd saying. And this is true because whatever you eat has a direct effect on the functionality of your body. Similarly, in a dental phenomenon, oral health has a direct impact on your overall health. But the question is that can this effect be as severe as cancer? Can oral health care or some dental procedures lead to the development of cancer? Some claim that there is some connection between a root canal and breast cancer.
However, this claim has no strong pillars, as there is no scientific evidence to prove it. If your dentist recommends you to go for a root canal, it is because they believe it to be best for saving your tooth and improving your oral health.
You might have heard that many patients of breast cancer also had root canals or that they developed a tumor on the same side of the body in which they had root canals. The American Association of Endodontists (AAE) disapproves of these claims by saying that the numbers do not come from any authentic studies.
However, there are also some other myths about root canals that have no strong roots, such as:
- Tooth Extraction is better than Root Canals
You might have heard that removing a tooth is better than having a root canal. Though in some cases it might be true. But generally, AAE states that for most of the cases saving a tooth is a better option.
- Root canals are painful
Another floating myth about a root canal is that it is a painful procedure. However, this is not true because endodontists are experts in managing pain and will use modern sedation techniques to make the procedure comfortable.
Do you have any questions related to the myths like root canal and breast cancer or extraction? Call Bayside Dental and Orthodontics at 979-330-4113, and get clarification from our experts.