Many dental patients are not familiar with root canals, unaware of what it is or how it works to treat pain. Faktor DMD professionals in Manalapan, NJ encourage patients to learn more and seek dental treatment if you experience pain in any teeth or the mouth.
Root Canal 101
A root canal is performed by your dental professional to preserve the tooth when there is decay that reaches the pulp of the tooth. The pulp contains blood vessels and nerves that were vital when your teeth were developing. During a root canal, your dentist will remove these inflamed or infected tissues and place a filling in the area. You may also need a crown on the tooth if the structure has been weakened.
Will There Be Pain During/After Treatment?
Root canals are performed in order to relieve pain that is felt in the tooth when the pulp has become infected or inflamed. Modern dentistry has made this procedure comfortable, with many patients reporting that they do not feel pain during the procedure.
There may be some sensitivity in the tooth for a few days after the root canal has been performed. However, this can be managed effectively with over the counter pain medications.