The Dreaded Root Canal: What You Should Know

Annapolis Dental Care offers patients individualized care and compassionate treatment in order to ensure the most comfortable root canal procedure possible

Have you recently learned that you’re in need of a root canal? With Annapolis Dental Care, we offer our patients individualized care and compassionate treatment in order to ensure the most comfortable experience possible. Throughout the years, you may have heard that a root canal is a painful procedure that can leave you feeling sore for weeks on end. With innovative advances in dentistry tools, root canals are no longer a painful procedure that you need to dread. Annapolis Dental Care can help guide you through the “dreaded” procedure and everything you need to know about them! 

What is a Root Canal? 

Dr. Steckler provides root canals to patients whose tooth decay or damage extends beyond the outer layer of a tooth and into the inner pulp within a tooth. This can lead to your tooth becoming inflamed, infected, and (sometimes) incredibly painful. This type of procedure is typically recommended to prevent further damage from occurring and to eliminate pain for patients. After a root canal is performed, the tooth is sealed in order to prevent future damage. 

Are Root Canals Painful? 

More often than not, a patient’s pain leading up to the procedure is more painful than the actual procedure itself. At Annapolis Dental Care, we believe in providing our patients with relaxation dentistry if they have anxiety about upcoming dental appointments. We can incorporate relaxation dentistry prior to your procedure so that you can eliminate your dental procedure anxiety. Additionally, a root canal is typically performed under local anesthesia. Anesthesia will completely numb the area, rendering your mouth pain-free. 

Schedule Your procedure Soon

Did Dr. Steckler recently suggest that you needed a root canal procedure? If so, you should intend to schedule your appointment within the next two to three weeks in order to ensure that your tooth doesn’t cause additional complications. When learning that you need a root canal, it’s important to schedule an appointment within a timely manner. This can help prevent your infection from spreading and eliminate pain from your daily life. Reach out to Annapolis Dental Care today to schedule your root canal procedure!


Whether it’s a regular check-up you need or a tooth extracted, your dentist in Annapolis is here to serve! Annapolis Dental Care has the expertise and compassion to work with you on improving your oral health. Your comfort and health are our top priorities, and so we go above and beyond to make our patients happy and give them the highest quality care. To set up an appointment today, please give us a call at 410-571-5014 or visit us online. For more oral health tips for you and your family, follow us on Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube! We are always looking for new patients, so if you live in Arnold, Annapolis, Anne Arundel County, MD, come on down!

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