What is a Root Canal? What to Anticipate During and After The Root Canal Procedure?


Posted on 12/19/2022 by Dr. Nick Raptou
What is a Root Canal? What to Anticipate During and After The Root Canal Procedure?A root canal is among the top feared dental procedures. Many patients do not know what to expect and become anxious for fearing the procedure may hurt. The truth is you will not feel pain. To release some of your tension and worries here are key things you can expect when preparing for a root canal procedure.

The Root Canal Treatment


The treatment entails removing the tooth pulp and inner parts of the root. First, our dentists will take an x-ray of the affected tooth. After confirming the root canal is the best treatment option, our professional will administer an anesthetic to ensure you are comfortable and well relaxed. Our professionals will place a dam over the mouth to isolate the tooth affected and prevent debris from entering your mouth.

Our dentists will then begin to remove the decay in the tooth that has the pulp and nerve canals. After all treatment, the disinfection of the tooth and mouth starts. The process ends with the filling and sealing of the canals. It is important to note that you may need to have a crown after the completion of your root canal treatment. A crown assists in strengthening your tooth.

Procedures after the Treatment


You are likely to feel some soreness after the root canal treatment. However, that happens to most patients and fades away after some time. You should get some antibiotics after the treatment. The antibiotics assist in clearing any left bacteria and prevent swelling. Your post-treatment package should also contain some painkillers to take in the case when you might feel some discomfort.

Therefore, you should not fear going for a root canal treatment because it does not hurt as many would think. If you need any further assistance or inquiries regarding your root canal and crown treatment, feel free to contact us. Our professionals are always happy to help you out.


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