Root canal can be a very daunting experience. Most of the people who head into a root canal, are undergoing a dental surgery for the first time. If you look at popular wisdom or go through online forums, most people will give you a generic blanket statement that root canals are painful.
That said, before jumping on to any conclusions, you should consult an expert like My Smyle Family and Cosmetic Dentistry and get a clear idea of what you can expect in the root canal therapy.
First and foremost – you should be clear on why are you getting a root canal. The most common reason why people undergo a root canal is because the individual’s root of one or more tooth is now infected and needs to be defused. Under a root canal, the connection of this very root to the tooth will be cut in a way that the tooth and its neighbouring roots are not infected any more.
Initially, in the first one or two sessions, the dentist will focus on cleaning your mouth thoroughly. After these thorough cleaning sessions, you might get rid of the pain and may feel that you don’t need the root canal treatment anymore. That said, this solution is very temporary and in a few days, the pay may return. Hence, go ahead with the root canal procedure till the treatment is completed.
In the later stages, the dentist will perform the root canal and defuse the affected root.
Generally, it is expected that the root canal will be a pain inducing process. In reality, yes, it can be a little more painful than a regular cleaning session. That said, the pain can be largely avoided if the dentist is experienced and knows exactly what she is doing.
After the root canal procedure, you will be instructed to take special care of your oral hygiene for some time. You will also be recommended a visit after every few months to ensure that there are no complications in your mouth.