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How Painful Is a Root Canal?

January 21, 2022
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Posted By: Alderley Dental
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Does the old stigma surrounding root canal procedures intimidate you? Sure, in the past, root canal treatments may have caused patients quite a bit of anxiety. Still, thanks to advancements in technology and the current methods used in modern dentistry, root canal treatments no longer need to cause pain or stress.

Avoiding Pain During a Root Canal Treatment

So what allows dentists to treat patients requiring root canals without inflicting any pain? The use of numbing agents in gels and local anaesthetics takes away the risks of causing any discomfort for patients during their time spent in the dental chair.

Root canal treatments (also known as endodontic treatments) treat inflamed or infected dental pulp within a tooth. Accessing and removing the pulp allows dentists to stop and treat infections while preserving longevity and normal, pain-free usage.

Taking the Pain Out of a Root Canal Procedure

Our friendly dentists and staff treat patients in Nundah and the surrounding communities with their comfort in mind. Patients with the following symptoms may require a root canal treatment:

  • Trauma to the tooth
  • Cracked or broken fillings or crowns
  • Extreme wear and tear on a tooth
  • Deep cavities in a tooth

The use of numbing agents avoids any pain during a root canal treatment and reduces the sensation to the mere feeling of pressure. Afterward, during the healing process, patients can expect relief from the pain they felt before their root canal treatment and get back to using their teeth in a complete and painless capacity.

Contact Your Friendly Dentist in Alderley, QLD

When our patients in Nundah and surrounding communities need specific and essential treatments like root canals or dental implants, we fully understand how pain can affect the overall process. We strive to eliminate any pain or anxiety for our patients from the minute they walk in our door. We invite patients who feel unrelenting pain in their teeth or have questions about root canal treatments to arrange a consultation or call at (07) 3856 2144.