Do Root Canals Hurt?

Do Root Canals Hurt?

Root canals should not be any different to a normal filling. Set those worries aside, you should feel no pain during the procedure.

Root canal therapy is performed by removing damaged and infected tissue from the tooth, patients who were experiencing discomfort and toothache have reported feeling relief soon after the treatment as the infection has been treated successfully.

It’s a common belief that root canals hurt, however the experience should not cause any pain and is not too different to a routine filling. During the treatment, the area will be under anaesthesia and numbed to make sure you remain relaxed.

What are the signs that I might need a root canal?

Even if you do not show any symptoms, the need for a root canal treatment can be indicated by:

  • Severe toothache while chewing food
  • Tooth sensitivity to heat or cold that lingers even after they have been removed
  • Swollen or tender gums
  • Tooth darkening in colour
  • Neck or face swelling
What’s involved in root canal treatment?


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If you’re experiencing dental discomfort we recommend you see a dentist for advice.

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