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How Painful Are Root Canals?

April 15, 2021
Posted By: Smith Dental
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You’ve probably heard horror stories about root canal treatment over the years, and if so, you’re not alone. Many people associate root canals with pain; however, this is completely a myth that we’re about to debunk.

Here is the truth about root canals in Forest Grove.

Root Canals Don’t Cause Pain; They Relieve It

You read that right! If you need a root canal, you’re likely in pain. However, it’s not the root canal treatment that caused your pain, but rather the infection inside your tooth.

Root canal therapy removes the diseased tissue from inside your tooth, eliminates your infection, and relieves your pain.

A Root Canal Procedure Doesn’t Hurt

Modern dentistry has made many advances in making dental procedures more efficient and comfortable, and root canals are no exception.

Your Forest Grove dentists use the best anesthetics to ensure that you don’t feel a thing during your procedure. As a bonus, the anesthetic also immediately eliminates the pain and discomfort caused by your infection.

Specialized tools allow our dentists to reach the inner canals of your infected tooth faster and remove the damaged tissue with greater ease. Most patients are pleasantly surprised at how straightforward a root canal procedure really is.

Root Canal Treatment Saves Your Tooth

Unfortunately, a tooth infection won’t resolve on its own. An infected tooth that is left untreated will become more painful and will eventually need extraction.

Root canal treatment stops your infection and preserves your natural tooth structure. Your dentist will strengthen your treated tooth with a crown or filling after your root canal treatment to ensure that you have all the functions for eating and chewing that you had before.

Are You In Pain?

If your tooth is feeling sensitive or painful, don’t wait to contact your dentist in Forest Grove at (503) 359-0900 as soon as possible.

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