Any patient that needs a root canal has the same question. “How Painful Is a Root Canal?” Well, despite popular belief and a reputation for pain, the procedure is actually no more painful than having a filling replaced. You can thank the latest technologies and anesthetics for that!
According to a recent survey, patients who have undergone root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe the procedure as “painless” than patients who have not had root canal treatment. So what is all the fuss about? Your Annapolis Dentist Explains where the pain is coming from.
- Prior to Treatment: The pain a patient feels prior to treatment is often associated with an infection in the tooth. A root canal is performed to eliminate this pain.
- Recovery: Sensitivity and a slight, dull pain when biting down are common for the first few days following the procedure. This is due to natural tissue inflammation and is most common when there was pain or infection before the procedure. However, this pain should not last more than 48 hours and can be controlled using over-the-counter pain medications, such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or naproxen (Aleve).
Dr. Steckler, Your Annapolis Dentist, and Root Canals
We understand that root canals have a certain stigma about them, but you can be rest assured that “your comfort and care are our greatest concerns.” It is Dr. Steckler’s philosophy and the philosophy over everyone here at Annapolis Dental Care to make your experiences as comfortable as possible.
When performed by a dentist who cares for his patients, a root canal should be pretty pai –free, using just a local anesthetic. If, for whatever reason, a local anesthetic is not an option, sedation dentistry could be used.
If you have any questions about Root Canals Annapolis, or if you wish to schedule an appointment, please contact Annapolis Dental Care by calling (410) 267-0766 or visit AnnapolisDentalCare.com today! You can also follow Annapolis Dental Care on Facebook, Twitter, and Google+.