If you are experiencing dental pain, you need to go to your dentist as soon as you can. Your dentist will assess and evaluate your teeth, and he or she may suggest a treatment to solve the problem. Sometimes a root canal treatment is needed to alleviate the oral pain.
When you hear the term ‘root canal treatment’, you might start worrying about how painful the procedure will be. Most people have a common misunderstanding that a root canal treatment is painful, however, patients who have undergone the process didn’t complain of severe pain after the procedure.
Millions of people around the world with dental pain were saved through root canal treatment. The procedure is usually painless. It is performed for patients with inflammation or infection in the roots of their tooth. An endodontist will treat the root problem by removing the pulp inside the tooth. Then, he or she will disinfect, clean and shape the root canal and finally, he/she will put a filling to seal the space. The procedure will only require about two dental visits, or sometimes the duration of treatment will depend on your circumstances or the severity of your dental condition. After a root canal, you will be back to your happy smiling face!
After the root canal treatment, you may experience tooth tenderness or discomfort for the first or two weeks, but it will wear off. Pain and swelling are not common symptoms after the treatment and if you experience these signs, consult your dentist or endodontist as soon as possible.
If you have dental concerns specifically oral pain that has been going on for days or weeks, contact us at Ora Dental in Toronto.