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Root Canal FAQs - Thomas J. Pray, DDS | Ballston Spa, NY
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Root Canal FAQs

How much do you really know about root canals? Many who have never actually had to undergo a root canal only know what they have heard from others, and unfortunately, most of what they have heard is probably not true if it was not coming from someone in the dental field. If you need to have a root canal, do not believe all the scary things you might have been told about them. Instead, read on to learn the root canals FAQs and to get a better idea of what you can expect and why you might need one.

Are Root Canals Painful?

This is naturally one of the first questions that people ask when they are told they should get a root canal. Many believe that the procedure will cause a lot of pain, but that is not true. It is the condition of your tooth currently, with the infected pulp, that is causing so much pain for you.

The root canal procedure does not hurt because the dentist will provide you with anesthetic that will make sure you do not feel any pain. Once the procedure is complete, the pain caused by the infected pulp will be gone. The tooth might feel a bit sensitive for a few days after the procedure, but this goes away and is easily treated with over the counter pain medications. If the tooth continues to experience discomfort after the endodontics procedure, you will want to get in touch with the dentist to let them know.

Will It Get Better on Its Own?

Once you have infected pulp, your tooth will not get better. It will only get worse, and that includes the pain. Some feel that they should just extract the tooth rather than get a root canal, but this is a bad idea in many cases. If you can save the structure of the natural tooth, and then have a crown, it is always a better option.

In Need of a Root Canal? Contact our Ballston Spa Dentist

With these root canal FAQs in mind, you will want to get in touch with our Ballston Spa dentists today. Visit the website’s contact page or call 518-885-8321.