What to Expect During Root Canals

Fri, 01/01/2016 - 18:00

Striving to provide comfortable and skilled root canal procedures in Alexandria, Virginia.

Root canals may have a bad reputation, but they don’t have to be as scary as you think. In fact, we often perceive root canals to be just like any other type of dental procedure, except they are a bit lengthier to complete. Here’s what you need to know about your root canal treatment in our office.

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We’ll Keep You Comfortable

Your comfort is our first priority. We will thoroughly numb the tooth so that you do not feel any pain during the procedure. Sedation is also available to help you relax. There’s nothing embarrassing about wanting to feel comfortable! Ask us what options are available.

Your Tooth Won’t Hurt Afterward

During a root canal procedure, we’re actually removing the damaged nerve inside of the tooth. The tooth is then filled and sealed off. This means there won’t be any sensations of discomfort or sensitivity coming from the tooth after the procedure.

Most of the soreness or discomfort that follows a root canal is related to having your mouth opened for an extended period of time. That’s why we use soft props to assist your jaws, reducing strain on your muscles or joints. Mild soreness may also be caused by any injections that are necessary to numb the tooth. An over the counter pain reliever is typically all that is necessary to manage residual discomfort for the day or two following the procedure.

Saving your tooth with a root canal can protect your smile’s future. Don’t put it off until it’s too late. Call U Shine Dental today to discuss how our in-house root canal treatments can put your mind at ease.