Have you ever had a toothache that just doesn’t seem to go away? Then, a root canal treatment may be your best solution. It is a dental procedure that removes the infected nerves and tissues of your tooth. Most patients are afraid to get this treatment because they think that it is painful. This blog post will debunk the most common myths and provide information on what to expect after the procedure. 

Common Misconceptions

  1. Since I’m not in pain, this is unnecessary. 

    While teeth that need root canal treatment may not be painful, your dentist can determine whether the pulp of your tooth is infected or damaged. When you notice pimples on your teeth, you should see your dentist. If you observe these, it is a sign of an infection you should seek treatment for right away. 

  2. The dentist can’t perform root canals on pregnant women.

    The treatment only requires minimal exposure to dental x-ray. If you are pregnant, your root canal specialist will cover your belly with a lead apron. In addition, the anesthesia they will use is safe for pregnant women. Make sure you let the doctors know if you are expecting. 

  3. It is painful.

    The pain that most patients feel is due to infection of the tooth and not on the treatment itself. Your dentist performs the root canal procedure to eliminate the pain. During the treatment, you will receive local anesthesia to numb the area. If you are still afraid of dental work, they can also prescribe you calming medicines to make you feel at ease. 

  4. There are several appointments required.

    Because of the advancement of technology, it will only take one visit to complete the procedure. However, depending on the severity of your case, your dentist may require you several visits. Follow-ups are also necessary to monitor the progress of your teeth. 


How will you feel after the procedure?

As soon as the anesthesia wears off, you can feel pain, but this is normal. Your root canal dentist may prescribe an antibiotic to reduce the swelling and alleviate the pain. If you are in pain or infection coming on, schedule a visit with your Newmarket dentist so they can treat you promptly before it gets worse. 





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