Have you ever heard the phrase “worse than a root canal?” Chances are you have, but thanks likely to modern advancements in technology and the advanced training of root canal specialists, it turns out that cliché analogy may not ring as true as you think.
According to a recent study from the University of Adelaide, root canal treatment is perceived as no worse than other dental procedures. The report, authored by Dr. Tallen Chew, was published in the Journal of Endodontics (JOE).
More than 25 million root canals are treated yearly. Chew’s study was comprised of self-reported data from 1,096 randomly selected Australian patients ages 30 to 61.
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