Sean P. Drower, DMD PC

Do root canals hurt?

Thanks to advances in dental technology, most uncomplicated root canals are practically painless. You may experience some discomfort as the anesthesia wears off, but this is only temporary and is usually better by the next day. Despite the bad reputation of root canal therapy, this important procedure is crucial in killing off infection and restoring your tooth back to full functionality.

Root canal procedures actually help to relieve pain. Because the pain is really caused by trauma or an infection, removing the source of the problem generally removes the pain. Most of our patients report immediate relief from their symptoms after a root canal.

We want you to be completely comfortable for your procedure. We will use anesthetic to numb the area of your mouth where you will be having the procedure. If at any time you feel discomfort, just let us know and we can make necessary adjustments to your anesthetic to ensure your comfort.

Once your root canal is complete, if you continue having pain for more than a couple of days, please let our office know so that we can investigate and make sure you feel comfortable again as soon as possible. Your health and comfort are always our highest priority.