Could the days of the root canal, for decades the symbol of the most excruciating kind of minor surgery, finally be numbered - Shirley S Wang
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If there’s any one dental topic that is misunderstood, it’s root canals. Maybe it’s because of the name. If you think about it, almost every other dental treatment term sounds fairly harmless (filling, cap, crown, bridge, implant, etc). Heck, they even sound somewhat pleasant. But “root canal” sounds downright hideous (and painful), doesn’t it?
Then there’s the “legend” of the root canal. Everyone knows someone who “had a root canal, and it was horrible! In fact, it was the worst five hours of my life!!!” (Note: they must have had a really…