Will my root canal be painful?
Is there a dental procedure with a worse reputation than root canals? Patients perceive root canals as being extensive, painful procedures… but the truth is far from this.
Root canals are actually a valuable dental procedure that will relieve your pain and allow us to save a tooth that would otherwise have to be extracted. Patients who have actually had root canal therapy often describe it as no more stressful or uncomfortable than a routine filling. Perhaps the root canal’s reputation is tied in with the painful conditions that it is designed to treat.
The Modern Root Canal
The techniques used in dental procedures have advanced considerably in recent years, including in the field of endodontics (root canals). Updated, modern instruments allow us to perform root canals more efficiently and more effectively than ever before, and before we begin your procedure, we’ll take all the steps necessary to make sure that you are comfortable and can’t feel any discomfort at all.
Following your root canal, you may experience some soreness. This will fade quickly as your immune system realizes that the infection is gone. If needed, we may prescribe some medication to keep you comfortable and ensure that the infection does not return. For more information, call the dental office of Dr. Kevin Burgdorf, DDS today!