I Need a Root Canal. What Can I Expect?
For years, root canals have been on the list of most feared experiences by many Americans; however, due to advances in techniques and anesthetic, many root canals can performed with little to no pain. The root canal procedure is the removal and disinfection of the nerve of the tooth. Untreated cavities or trauma can lead to a process where the nerve of the tooth becomes severely inflamed or infected. This often times, but not always, causes pain and swelling.
Is the Root Canal Procedure Painful?
With advances in techniques and anesthetics the root canal procedure has become significantly more tolerable to most patients. In the majority of cases, the patient will not ...