With Dr. Jon Jenson at Cascade Endodontics in Orem, a root canal can be a comfortable and even enjoyable process. People often have the mistaken belief that root canals (also known as endodontic therapy) are a painful procedure. The truth is, the pain of needing a root canal is much more unpleasant than any dental procedure.
A root canal is necessary when the pulp of the tooth becomes damaged or infected. Root canals are actually performed to save teeth. If an infected tooth goes too long without endodontic treatment, it may need to be extracted, causing more issues down the road of other surrounding teeth being weakened and needing to replace the tooth with a bridge or dental implant.
The American Association of Endodontists reports that most patients feel little or no pain while undergoing a root canal treatment. The location of the root canal will be numbed prior to treatment, and Dr. Jon Jenson even offers sedation dentistry for patients who would like a little bit more calming during their procedure. You may experience some soreness in the day or two following the procedure as your tooth heals. Dr. Jenson can recommend, and if necessary, prescribe the best pain relief medication for you during this time.
It’s important to remember that a tooth shouldn’t hurt once the procedure is finished. If you are still experiencing tooth pain after your root canal, contact us right away as this is not a normal after-effect.
If you would like to stop worrying about your painful tooth and start living a happy, tooth-pain free life, talk to the team at Cascade Endodontics in Orem today. We look forward to giving you a healthy, new smile.