Are root canals painful?
If you’re postponing dental treatment, because you’re afraid of the pain you might experience in the dentist, then let me tell you: your tooth won’t get any better and the pain won’t disappear. Even if you take drugs you might have a temporary relief but pain will most likely return and your face will swell.
Root canals are simple procedures, and with the correct technique there is no reason why it should be a painful experience. The reason why so many people fear it is because of the myths that remained of how the procedure was made many years ago. These days, dentists worry much about the patient well being, and about their self image. I’m sure no dentist wants to be known as someone who causes pain, especially now with all the competition there is in the market.
I’m sure the more you read about it, and as soon as you explain your fears to your dentist, the more you’ll be reassured there’s no need to panic. Don’t neglect your health, as there are many consequences of tooth loss, or of unattended dental infections.