Dr. Kelly Clarke, DDS
Kelly R. Clarke, DDS

Are root canals painful?

Root Canals and Pain FAQ | Laser Dentistry So many of our patients fear pain when they hear they need a root canal to save their tooth. If you are looking for comfortable root canals in Bradenton, FL, we can help!

We believe that root canals can be comfortable and should feel no different than a common filling. The pain associated with root canal therapy is often from the symptoms, not the treatment. Root canal treatment should provide immediate relief from your symptoms, though it is common to experience some sensitivity for a few days as your body heals. It will subside with each passing day.

Root canal treatment removes the infection from your tooth, which relieves the inflammation that is often the cause of your pain. Once your body completely heals, we will cover it with a restoration, such as a dental crown, that will provide added protection in the years to come.

As with all dentistry, we will make sure you are completely comfortable for your treatment by using a local anesthetic. Every person is different, but we will always give your tooth time to become completely numb before we get started.

If you have more questions about root canals, call our Bradenton, FL dental office and we will be happy to help!

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