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Do Root Canals Hurt?


Posted on 2/8/2021 by Dr. Brandon Cooley
Do Root Canals Hurt?In the past, root canals were considered a tedious and extremely uncomfortable dental procedure. Fortunately, advancements in modern dentistry have resulted in root canals becoming a much more streamlined procedure that is virtually painless. Our dental professionals make every effort to keep patients comfortable through the use of localized anesthetics and proven post-operative care.

When Are Root Canals Needed?


A root canal is needed when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected. The pulp is the soft material underneath the enamel. Since pulp contains blood vessels and nerves, which is why these infections can be particularly unpleasant. By using a root canal, our dental team can remove the pulp while saving the roots of the tooth.

What Is Done During a Root Canal?


The first step of completing a root canal involves taking X-Rays of the patient's oral cavity and planning the restoration. Once this is complete, the procedure can be completed. Before our professionals start a root canal procedure, they will administer a localized anesthetic to prevent pain and discomfort.
The professional will then drill a hole in the enamel of the target tooth. The pulp is removed, and the tooth is cleaned so that all infected material is eliminated. The hole is then filled with a rubber-like composite material. In some cases, a temporary filling is then placed on the tooth if the final restoration is not ready.

While a root canal saves the natural tooth, it must still be fitted with a crown to completely protect it from further damage. The temporary filling will be removed, and the crown will be cemented over the newly repaired tooth, resulting in a great looking restoration that will last. If you would like to learn more about root canals or other great restoration options, contact our team today.

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EMAIL
everett@cooleysmiles.com

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10627 19th Ave SE, Suite B
Everett, WA 98208-5147



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