Does endodontic treatment hurt?
Many endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the discomfort of toothaches caused by pulp inflammation or infection. During the procedure most patients report that they are comfortable.
After the treatment is performed, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was an infection or discomfort coming from the tooth before the procedure. This can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Your endodontist will give you verbal and written instructions regarding you post treatment care.
It is normal for your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth after your endodontic treatment is completed. If you do expierence severe pain that lasts more than a few days, please call us.
Should I be worried about X-rays?
No. Even though x-rays are a necessity during the treatment, we use computerized, digital radiography which produces radiation levels much lower then the conventional dental x-ray machinery.
What can I expect after treatment?
We will be sending a report along with the x-rays taken to your general dentist. You should contact your general dentist office with in a couple weeks of the completion of your root canal to have the tooth restored. It is uncommon for their to be complications post root canal treatment and if there are please contact our office.
Please see the video provided by the American Association of Endodontics of a step by step guide of root canal treatment.