Ohana Dental NJ

Are root canals painful?

The common misconception about root canal treatment is that it is painful. The truth is, a root canal in Midland Park actually eliminates the infection in your tooth, and therefore, also the discomfort caused by the infection.

When your tooth suffers from trauma or decay that reaches its nerve, it can become abscessed or infected, and this condition creates a lot of pain. This is the kind of pain that keeps you up at night, and that's why many people associate root canals with pain.

However, when you come in for your root canal procedure, your dentist will numb your infected tooth and the surrounding area, which immediately relieves your discomfort. Then they remove the infected tissue from inside your tooth and seal it with a temporary filling so it can heal.

After your tooth has healed, your dentist will recommend either a permanent filling or dental crown to strengthen it. Rebuilding your tooth with a crown or filling ensures that you enjoy all the function you had before your tooth infection.

If you need root canal treatment in Midland Park, your team at Ohana Dental ensures that you are entirely comfortable during the process. If you're suffering from tooth sensitivity or pain, give us a call today at (201) 444-5675 to get back on the path to wellness.

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