Is Root Canal Therapy Painful?September 15, 2020 8:14 pm
Root canals have earned a reputation for being painful, but that’s not the case. Let’s discuss root canal therapy and how it works.
Are Root Canals Painful?
It’s a misguided perception that root canals are painful. In reality, the pain that people experience is caused when you leave the diseased tooth untreated. Root canals help relieve that pain with minimal discomfort to you. You may need to get root canal therapy if you have any of the following issues:
- Unexplained pain near the lymph nodes
- Hurts to chew or bite food
- Discoloration of teeth
- Sensitivity to hot or cold foods
- Gums that are tender or inflamed
Those symptoms could be signs that you have a bacterial infection or other dental problem. If left untreated, it could worsen and cause pain. Root canal therapy is one possible solution to tooth pain.
What Does Root Canal Therapy Involve?
Our root canal therapies are gentle procedures. They usually take one to three visits to complete depending on your unique situation. The first step is to take X-rays to understand the internal structure of your teeth. Our team will administer a local anesthetic to numb your tooth and gums so that you won’t feel any pain during the procedure. Next, a small opening is made to access the inside of your tooth. Then we will use special tools to remove the infected pulp. Once we remove the pulp, we will clean the area and fill it with a biocompatible material to prevent future infection. Finally, we’ll cover the small opening and give you a permanent restoration or crown.
Pain Relief at Uptown Dental Studio
If you’re concerned about your teeth, don’t put off a dental visit. The pain caused by an infected tooth will not go away on its own. Root canal therapy will relieve your pain and save the tooth. Our Dallas, TX team is happy to help you get your dental health in the best condition possible. Contact us to schedule an appointment.