Understanding Root Canal Pain

Many individuals fear consulting their dentist about a root canal due to the amount of pain that they believe accompanies the procedure. Let’s look at a few key facts in order to dispel this myth.

  • A root canal procedure puts an end to the painful tooth.
  • There is no pain during the root canal procedure as you will have anesthesia.
  • Any pain following a root canal is minimal and controlled by medication.
  • A high temporary filling can also cause minor discomfort.
  • If pain persists for a significant amount of time, see your dentist right away.

“While most people can expect some discomfort during and after a root canal procedure, excessive pain is not normal.”

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Loran Simon

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