Are Root Canal Procedures painful?
Root canal procedures have the reputation of being painful. In actuality, with modern anesthesia, most patients report that the procedure itself is no more painful than having a filling placed.
Many patients are in substantial pain prior to receiving root canal treatment because of infection and/or inflammation in the roots of the tooth. Your dentist will go into the root of the tooth in order to extract diseased or infected tissue and drain abscesses.
In rare instances patients may experience pain during root canal treatment. If the area around the tooth is not properly anesthetized, one may feel some pain caused by the procedure. If this occurs it is acceptable to inform your dentist that you are feeling pain and in most cases an additional dose of local anesthetic can be applied.
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