Are root canals painful?
Thanks to modern anesthetics and techniques, root canals are safe and generally well-tolerated. Most procedures take no more than 90 minutes and the majority of people can return to work and other normal activities right away.
You may experience some swelling, tenderness, or general discomfort in the days following your procedure, but over-the-counter medications should provide adequate relief.
If you have a tooth that may require a root canal, call or use the online booking tool to make an appointment today.
Useful Health Tips
The most obvious symptom associated with root canals is tooth pain, but not every toothache is caused by infected or inflamed tooth pulp. Other telltale symptoms include:
- Pain when biting or chewing
- Tender or swollen gums
- Darkening of the tooth
As the infection gets worse, it can also cause ulcers or open wounds to form on your gums or cheeks. If you’re experiencing these or any other similar symptoms, contact Dr. Jue and the team at A Beautiful Smile at Lake Pointe right away.