Shiflett Family Dental

Are root canals painful?

A root canal in Columbus, OH is necessary if you have a deep root infection following deep decay or tooth trauma. Often it is the only treatment available to save your tooth from further fracture or extraction.

How Does The Root Canal Procedure Work?

Fortunately, modern technologies mean that root canals are not painful. Your dentist uses anesthesia to numb the treatment location before removing the infected tissues from your tooth. Following removal, we apply a healing agent and transitory filling. At a future appointment, usually a week or two down the road, we close with a filling or a dental crown.

Of course, you may notice mild pressure or feel something inside your mouth during a root canal treatment, but you should not feel pain. After the anesthesia wears off, you may notice mild discomfort. Your dentist can recommend an over-the-counter pain reliever if needed.

With regular brushing and flossing along with excellent at-home care, you can significantly lower your risks for root infections, cavities, and even gum disease.

Contact Our Best Dentist in Columbus, OH for More

If you suspect a root infection or if it’s time for your next checkup and teeth cleaning, give us a call today. For patients looking to establish dentistry in the Columbus area, we are always thrilled to offer care as well.

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