Do Root Canals Hurt?
Are you wondering whether root canal treatments hurt? Many decades ago, root canal treatments could have been painful. But, not any more. With modern technology, the pain that you may feel in root canal treatment is only as much as you may feel when getting a cavity filled. There is no reason for you to worry about pain when getting root canal treatment at Kaur Dental of Fox Chapel. Dr. Kaur is one of the best root canal dentists in the area and is expert in performing painless root canals.
Before the process begins, Dr. Kaur applies a local anesthetic that minimizes pain. You might still feel pressure during the cleaning, but you shouldn’t be in pain during the actual procedure.
Is There Pain After The Root Canal Treatment?
As the local anesthetic wears off after the root canal, you might experience mild pain and sensitivity as your tooth heals. While uncomfortable, any pain and sensitivity following a root canal should only last a few days.
Since the pain experienced after a root canal is usually mild, you’ll likely only need over-the-counter pain medications for relief. These include acetaminophen (Tylenol) and ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin IB). You’ll want to check with your doctor before taking these medications to make sure they don’t interact with any supplements or prescriptions you already take.
Avoid chewing hard foods immediately following the root canal, as this can induce more pain.