In the popular imagination, a root canal is a painful, stressful, and uncomfortable procedure. But this is actually quite far from the truth. In reality, root canals are completely painless, and are actually the best way to get relief from the discomfort of a damaged, infected tooth.
In this blog from SouthEnd Dentistry, we’ll discuss everything that you need to know about root canal therapy in South End, Dilworth, Myers Park, and Uptown. Read on and call us today, to see why the myth of root canal pain is just that. A myth!
Your Mouth Will Be Numb During The Procedure
First, Dr. Picot will make sure that your treatment site is completely numb during the procedure. This is important, since a root canal does involve removing the pulp inside your tooth that’s filled with nerves and blood vessels. First, Dr. Picot will spray the area with anesthetic, then use a numbing needle to completely numb the treatment area.
While you may still feel some sensations of pressure during the treatment, you won’t feel any pain. You will remain totally comfortable throughout your root canal treatment at SouthEnd Dentistry.
We Offer Sedation To Ensure Your Comfort At SouthEnd Dentistry
We understand that numbing alone may not be enough to give you peace of mind when you’re getting a root canal. So Dr. Picot also offers sedation for all patients at our office. You can choose between mild laughing gas sedation or deeper, pill-based oral conscious sedation, depending on your level of anxiety.
With both sedation and numbing, you will not have to worry about any pain, fear, or anxiety throughout your procedure. And as an experienced, top-rated dentist in Charlotte, you can trust Dr. Picot to provide you with excellent care.
Pain After Your Procedure Is Extremely Mild And Goes Away Quickly
We won’t try to mislead you. You may feel a little bit of pain after your treatment. While the nerve in your tooth will have been removed, the process of cleaning out your tooth can irritate the nearby tissue below your tooth. This leads to some discomfort.
But this is really minor, and usually goes away within a day or two. Just take some medicine like ibuprofen or naproxen, and you can get back to your day-to-day life pretty much immediately. There’s no lengthy recovery process.
Root Canals Provide You With Relief From Your Toothache
This leads us to our final point. Even if your root canal causes you some mild pain after treatment, this is worth it. Why? Because it’s better than the pain of a toothache. As your tooth dies, the nerves inside send pain signals to your brain.
This can result in extremely severe pain and discomfort, and this usually won’t go away until your tooth dies completely, is extracted, or is treated with a root canal. So not only are root canals painless, they will eliminate the discomfort of a toothache, allowing you to get back to your day-to-day routine without the distraction of tooth pain.
Need Root Canal Therapy? Sooner Is Better – Contact SouthEnd Dentistry Today!
If you think your tooth is infected, Dr. Picot is here to help. The sooner you get a root canal, the more likely it is that we can save your tooth at SouthEnd Smiles, and the sooner you’ll get relief from your pain. So contact us online or call at (704) 335-8266. We’re always here to help.