Tumut Dental Clinic

What is root canal therapy, and does it hurt?

Many patients have heard stories about root canal therapy, but these stories are typically not true. Sometimes patients want to repair a painful root infection, but they are afraid because of these tales.

The reality is that root canals are not particularly painful, but the root infection that calls for root canal therapy can be excruciating, especially if you delay treatment.

In our Tumut, NSW dental clinic, we provide gentle root canals, which restore tooth function and relieve pain.

Root canal therapy starts with a thorough numbing of the infected area. Next, your dentist relies on rotary endodontics to gently but thoroughly clear away your root and pulp infection. This technology allows for a faster and less jarring root canal therapy for you. We think you’ll be pleasantly surprised when you experience the reality of root canal therapy compared with the mythical stories.

When the anesthesia wears off, you may notice mild discomfort for approximately a day, but this is easily treated with medications purchased in shops. This discomfort is not comparable to the agony that can arise with a full-blown abscess or root infection left to fester.

If you notice tooth sensitivity, a bump on your gum, jaw swelling or a toothache, we encourage your call. The sooner your dentist treats your root infection, the sooner you’ll feel better.

Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. Before proceeding, you should seek a second opinion from an appropriately qualified health practitioner.