Benefits of Root Canals
They allow you to keep a tooth that might otherwise need to be pulled.
They stop the infection before it leads to permanent damage
The procedure is simple and has a high success rate
They can improve the appearance of your tooth
Do Root Canals Hurt?
Root canals have a reputation for being a painful procedure. However, thanks to modern medicine, that’s no longer the case. You will be given an anesthetic that prevents you from feeling pain during the procedure itself, and the root canal can be completed in one appointment (although you may need to return later to be fitted with your permanent crown.
While you might experience some discomfort after the procedure, it can be managed either through over-the-counter painkillers or prescription medications. Talk to your dentist about pain relief options if you’re concerned.