Not as Painful as You Think
No one wants to hear that they need a root canal, as there’s a negative connotation attached to it. In reality, root canals are extremely valuable when treating teeth moderately or severely affected by infection from tooth decay. They are your last chance to remove the damage from your tooth, before needing to extract it all together. They’re also very effective, having a 98% success rate.
We promise that a root canal is nowhere near as painful as the symptoms you’ve been experiencing from infection. It’s no more painful than a regular dental procedure, and you may experience some soreness or discomfort for a few days following the procedure. You’re more likely to experience less pain after a root canal since the pain caused by the infection will cease upon removal.
So, How Does a Root Canal Work?
Well first, we’ll provide you with a local anesthetic so you don’t feel the procedure itself. Then once your tooth is completely numb, we will proceed to remove the infection from the pulp of your tooth (the pulp being the center of your tooth). If needed, we will then treat the area for infection or prescribe you antibiotics to prevent further infection. We want to make sure the entire area of the tooth is cleaned, disinfected, and free of any bacteria or infection before we seal it up. Once completed, we will then seal/fill your tooth before fully restoring it with a dental crown.
The Recovery Process
It’s normal to experience some minor pain, sensitivity, or discomfort following your root canal. Over-the-counter pain medication should suffice and the pain itself should reside within a few days. You can resume your normal hygiene habits immediately following treatment, but consider using sensitive toothpaste to cater to your temporary tooth sensitivity.
Schedule Your Aurora Tooth Extraction Consultation
Aurora City Dental is a modern and new office in Aurora, Colorado. If you are experiencing emergency dental pain and think you might need a tooth extracted, contact us and we can assess your case. In some cases, we may decide you should see an oral surgeon.