Myths About Root Canals – Part Two: Does Root Canal Treatment Cause Illness?

For part two of our Root Canal Myths series, we are going to address this myth:

Myth 2: Root canal treatment causes illness.

With all the information available on the internet, it is easy to find misleading information about root canals. You may have heard that root canals can contribute to future illnesses or diseases; however this is simply not true. There is no valid, scientific evidence that links root canal treatment to diseases in the body. This is a false claim that was based on poor research that was done nearly a century ago. Modern medicine now understands the causes of many diseases, and none are linked to root canal treatments.


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