One of the most common questions that patients ask when they require a root canal is: Will it hurt? The answer is a resounding, “No!” However, we understand that you may have listened to years’ worth of exaggerated stories and rumors that have caused you to worry about this exceptionally effective restorative treatment. We say exceptional because root canal treatment can save your tooth from requiring a dental extraction. So, do yourself a favor – clear your mind and prepare to fill it with new information about all the ways your root canal is connected to your comfort.
Promoting Comfortable Treatment
Our first goal is to make you comfortable before your treatment. To ensure you enjoy a relaxing procedure, we will start by numbing your tooth and the surrounding area with local anesthetic.
Relieving Your Discomfort
Patients often remember pain in connection with the need for a root canal treatment – this is not because the procedure is uncomfortable but because an infected tooth can become extremely painful. Visiting us for this restorative treatment may relieve your discomfort in the following ways:
- We will remove the infected tissue, which is inflamed and may cause you discomfort
- We will prevent an abscess, which includes a pus pocket that forms on your root and that may result in significant discomfort
Protecting Long-Term Comfort
Once we have removed the infected dental pulp from your tooth during your root canal treatment, we will seal the tooth. We will then cover and protect your tooth, restoring its structure and appearance with a dental crown. You will then be able to enjoy the long-term, comfortable use of your tooth, while feeling pleased with your smile’s appearance.