There is a myth floating around that root canals are a painful procedure however, this is far from the case. Root canals are painless treatments. The pain you feel comes from the problem area in your mouth and the treatment takes away this pain.
Soft tissue forms inside your tooth, underneath white enamel and a hard layer called dentine. This tissue is known as pulp and naturally helps grow the root of your tooth as it develops. Pulp is what gets infected or inflamed, causing pain or swelling, resulting in your need to visit the dentist for a root canal. You may also need a root canal if we see signs of deep decay, a crack or chip in your tooth, an injury to your tooth, a faulty crown or you have had repeated procedures on a tooth.
Following your treatment or surgery, it is important you follow the aftercare instruction provided by your dentists. This information is available for you below in a downloadable PDF. If you have any questions or concerns, please give us a call at 780-790-0088.