Myths About Root Canals and Root Canal Pain

Did you know: Patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as “painless” than patients who have not had root canal treatment.

The perception of root canals being painful began decades ago but with the latest technologies and anesthetics, root canal treatment today is often no more uncomfortable than having a filling. With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.
With modern techniques and anesthetics, most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure. Most patients only see their endodontist when they have a severe toothache. The toothache can be caused by damaged tissue in the tooth. Root canal treatment removes this damaged tissue from the tooth, thereby relieving the pain you feel.

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