Do Root Canals Hurt?

Set your worries aside, you should feel no pain during a root canal.

Root canal therapy is to treat damaged or infected tissue in the tooth, so after treatment patients in fact often feel relief as they no longer experience toothaches.

It’s a common misconception that a root canal is a painful procedure. Your experience should be no different than having a filling. Throughout the procedure the area will be treated with anaesthetic, ensuring you are comfortable during the treatment.

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

There is a chance you may exhibit no symptoms, however commonly the need for a root canal can be indicated by:

  • Sensitivity to heat or cold that continues after the heat or cold has been taken away
  • Severe toothache when chewing
  • Swollen and tender gums
  • Darkening of the tooth
  • Swelling of the face or neck
What’s involved in root canal treatment?

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