When a cavity becomes so large that it contacts the nerve of the tooth, a root canal may become necessary. Using the most modern techniques, Dr. Allain makes this procedure as painless as possible.
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- Is it going to hurt?
- We do everything we can to make sure that you do not experience any discomfort during the procedure. Sometimes when a nerve is irritated it may require some extra numbing. Most patient’s leave pleasantly surprised with how easy the whole process is.
- How long does it take?
- Depending on what tooth it is and a few other factors that will determine how long it will take, on average a root canal takes approximately an hour to complete.
- Will the tooth hurt after?
- No, the tooth will no longer have a nerve which means that tooth will not longer feel pain. However the tissue around the tooth is still alive and you may experience some tenderness for a few days following the procedure. You will be given some medicine to help reduce the inflammation before starting the procedure, and we always recommend continuing this regimen for at least three days afterwards.