Dr. Peter Cameron

Do root canals hurt?

Root canal treatment has an unfair reputation for being painful. In reality, root canal treatment is a pain-relieving procedure. If you need root canal therapy in Charlestown, chances are you already have a toothache or may develop one.

We use root canal therapy to clear away potentially painful root infections and trauma, and the first step is diagnosis.  

Your dentist will look at your tooth—and may take an x-ray—to diagnose root infection. The treatment itself calls for numbing the area, making a tiny hole, and removing the infected tissue. Your dentist in Charlestown may then pack the tooth with a healing agent and close with a temporary filling to promote healing.

Your dentist provides a tooth-coloured filling or a dental crown to restore your tooth’s function at your follow-up appointment. The decision to go with a filling or crown is based on the stability of your treated tooth.

You can lower your risks for root infections by visiting your dentist regularly for exams and teeth cleanings.

For a Toothache Assessment, We Welcome Your Call

Typically, root infections come with toothaches—unless they are only emerging. If you have a toothache, or if it’s time for your next dental check-up, we encourage you to reach out to a friendly team member today.

Disclaimer: The information throughout this site is not intended to be taken as medical advice.
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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