Markham Street Dental

Does root canal treatment hurt?

Root canal therapy in Armidale, NSW is designed to relieve your tooth pain, eliminate infection, and save your tooth. Often, patients believe root canals will be painful, but the more common reality is pain relief through root canal therapy.

If you have a root and pulp infection of the tooth, common symptoms include:

  • Tooth pain
  • Tooth sensitivity
  • Jaw pain
  • Jaw or face swelling

In the early stages of a root infection, you may only notice sensitivity, which is why we encourage you to make an appointment with your Armidale, NSW dentist at the first sign of oral changes, including tooth sensitivity that does not improve. 

A root canal involves removing the infection and treating the area with an antibacterial agent and temporarily closing the tooth. In many cases, a dental crown is recommended at your next dental visit to return bite force to the compromised tooth and help prevent future breakage.

A tooth crown in Armidale is a tooth-shaped cap that fits over an existing tooth—coloured and designed to blend in with your smile.

Remember, a root canal relieves your root-infection pain, but the therapy itself is not particularly painful. Dr Nyepetsi always makes sure you’re relaxed, comfortable and numb before beginning your root canal treatment in Armidale, NSW.

We serve patients in Armidale, Kentucky, Walcha, Uralla and all surrounding locations.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.
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