Root canal treatment is a dental procedure that is performed when the innermost part of the tooth, the pulp, becomes infected or inflamed. The procedure involves removing the infected or inflamed pulp, cleaning the root canal, and sealing it with a filling. Root canal treatment is a common dental procedure, but many people are afraid of it because of the misconception that it is a painful procedure. In this blog post, we will discuss whether root canal treatment hurts at DrRez Dental.
At DrRez Dental, we understand that dental anxiety is a real concern for many of our patients. We strive to make every dental procedure as comfortable and painless as possible, including root canal treatment. We use advanced dental technology, including sedation dentistry, to help our patients feel relaxed and comfortable during their dental procedures.
The truth is, root canal treatment is not a painful procedure. In fact, it is a procedure that is designed to alleviate pain. When the pulp of a tooth becomes infected or inflamed, it can cause severe pain and discomfort. Root canal treatment is performed to remove the source of the pain and restore the tooth to its natural function.
During the procedure, our skilled dental professionals will administer a local anesthetic to numb the area around the affected tooth. This will ensure that you do not feel any pain or discomfort during the procedure. We may also offer sedation dentistry options, such as oral sedation or nitrous oxide, to help you feel more relaxed and comfortable during the procedure.
After the local anesthetic has taken effect, the dentist will create a small opening in the top of the tooth to access the pulp chamber. Using specialized dental instruments, the dentist will carefully remove the infected or inflamed pulp from the root canal. The root canal will then be cleaned and shaped to prepare it for filling.
Once the root canal has been cleaned and shaped, the dentist will fill it with a special material called gutta-percha. This material is designed to seal the root canal and prevent any further infection or inflammation. Finally, the dentist will place a temporary filling over the tooth to protect it until a permanent restoration, such as a crown or filling, can be placed.
After the procedure, you may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity for a few days. This is normal and can be managed with over-the-counter pain medication. You should avoid chewing on the affected tooth until the permanent restoration has been placed.
At DrRez Dental, we take every precaution to ensure that our patients are comfortable and pain-free during their root canal treatment. If you experience any discomfort during the procedure, our dental professionals will be happy to adjust the anesthesia or offer additional sedation options to help you feel more comfortable.
In conclusion, root canal treatment is not a painful procedure at DrRez Dental. We use advanced dental technology and sedation dentistry options to ensure that our patients are comfortable and pain-free during the procedure. If you are experiencing tooth pain or discomfort, don't delay treatment. Contact us today to schedule an appointment and let us help you get the relief you need.
Been a Dr. Rez patient for around 4 years now. From initially needing a lot of work done to now just regular check ups and cleaning. I can confidently say it's been one of my best decisions. From being a very nervous patient to now quite enjoying my appointment (relatively anyway ha). Currently my therapist is Lilly, very ably assisted by Mel and they couldn't be more encouraging, thoughtful and nice. I get great advice and couldn't feel better looked after. Couldn't recommend more.