Metropolitan Dental Centre

Do root canals hurt?

Root Canal Therapy has gotten a bad reputation over the years! We're sure you've heard an adage about how terrible they can be - but please let us ease your fears! Root canal therapy is often carried out due to an infection in a tooth. While the infection can often be painful, the therapy to treat it is not! When root canal therapy is performed the entire area is first treated with local anesthetic - which thoroughly numbs the tooth and takes away all pain. Throughout the procedure Dr. Hulver checks in to make sure the tooth is completely numb and pain-free. If you are still anxious about this procedure, our office also offers oral conscious sedation, which makes the entire procedure much more relaxed. If you are in pain and in need of a root canal, please don't hesitate to give our office a call!

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