ROOT CANAL WORK IS NOTAS BAD AS PEOPLE THINKRoot canal work is not as bad as people thinkwhen compared to other dental procedures.Self-reporting of their dental health suggeststhat patients find the procedure no worsethan other dental work, which contradicts thepopular belief that root canal work is the mostunpleasant dental treatment.Information about 1,096 randomly selectedAustralian people aged 30-61 was collectedthrough questionnaires, dental records andtreatment receipts in 2009. Their self-rated dentalhealth score was checked when they had theirdental work done, and again two years later.Patients who had root canal work reportedsimilar oral health-related quality of life aspeople who had other types of dental work.The effect of root canal work on patients' oralhealth-related quality of life was comparedto other kinds of dental work such as toothextraction, restoration of teeth, repairs to theteeth or gum treatment, preventive treatmentand cleaning.Every year millions of root canal treatments areperformed globally (more than 22 million in theUSA alone), which may have a profound positiveeffect on the quality of life of patients. A rootcanal treatment repairs and saves a tooth that isbadly decayed or is infected. During a root canalprocedure, the nerve and pulp are removed andthe inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed.People often associate having root canal workwith a lot of pain and discomfort, but as thestudy proved, that is simply not the case.Presented as a service to the community byPresented as a service to the community byDr. Barbara Webster1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515630-663-0554SM-CL1743377 ROOT CANAL WORK IS NOT AS BAD AS PEOPLE THINK Root canal work is not as bad as people think when compared to other dental procedures. Self-reporting of their dental health suggests that patients find the procedure no worse than other dental work, which contradicts the popular belief that root canal work is the most unpleasant dental treatment. Information about 1,096 randomly selected Australian people aged 30-61 was collected through questionnaires, dental records and treatment receipts in 2009. Their self-rated dental health score was checked when they had their dental work done, and again two years later. Patients who had root canal work reported similar oral health-related quality of life as people who had other types of dental work. The effect of root canal work on patients' oral health-related quality of life was compared to other kinds of dental work such as tooth extraction, restoration of teeth, repairs to the teeth or gum treatment, preventive treatment and cleaning. Every year millions of root canal treatments are performed globally (more than 22 million in the USA alone), which may have a profound positive effect on the quality of life of patients. A root canal treatment repairs and saves a tooth that is badly decayed or is infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. People often associate having root canal work with a lot of pain and discomfort, but as the study proved, that is simply not the case. Presented as a service to the community by Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1743377

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ROOT CANAL WORK IS NOT AS BAD AS PEOPLE THINK Root canal work is not as bad as people think when compared to other dental procedures. Self-reporting of their dental health suggests that patients find the procedure no worse than other dental work, which contradicts the popular belief that root canal work is the most unpleasant dental treatment. Information about 1,096 randomly selected Australian people aged 30-61 was collected through questionnaires, dental records and treatment receipts in 2009. Their self-rated dental health score was checked when they had their dental work done, and again two years later. Patients who had root canal work reported similar oral health-related quality of life as people who had other types of dental work. The effect of root canal work on patients' oral health-related quality of life was compared to other kinds of dental work such as tooth extraction, restoration of teeth, repairs to the teeth or gum treatment, preventive treatment and cleaning. Every year millions of root canal treatments are performed globally (more than 22 million in the USA alone), which may have a profound positive effect on the quality of life of patients. A root canal treatment repairs and saves a tooth that is badly decayed or is infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. People often associate having root canal work with a lot of pain and discomfort, but as the study proved, that is simply not the case. Presented as a service to the community by Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1743377 ROOT CANAL WORK IS NOT AS BAD AS PEOPLE THINK Root canal work is not as bad as people think when compared to other dental procedures. Self-reporting of their dental health suggests that patients find the procedure no worse than other dental work, which contradicts the popular belief that root canal work is the most unpleasant dental treatment. Information about 1,096 randomly selected Australian people aged 30-61 was collected through questionnaires, dental records and treatment receipts in 2009. Their self-rated dental health score was checked when they had their dental work done, and again two years later. Patients who had root canal work reported similar oral health-related quality of life as people who had other types of dental work. The effect of root canal work on patients' oral health-related quality of life was compared to other kinds of dental work such as tooth extraction, restoration of teeth, repairs to the teeth or gum treatment, preventive treatment and cleaning. Every year millions of root canal treatments are performed globally (more than 22 million in the USA alone), which may have a profound positive effect on the quality of life of patients. A root canal treatment repairs and saves a tooth that is badly decayed or is infected. During a root canal procedure, the nerve and pulp are removed and the inside of the tooth is cleaned and sealed. People often associate having root canal work with a lot of pain and discomfort, but as the study proved, that is simply not the case. Presented as a service to the community by Presented as a service to the community by Dr. Barbara Webster 1121 Warren Ave., Suite 130, Downers Grove, IL 60515 630-663-0554 SM-CL1743377

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