Root Canal Treatment and Tooth Pain

perform the treatment with minimal risk

It may be that you have already undergone a root canal treatment and are now worried about the outcome. Fortunately, there is no need to worry too much. While every case is different, most end in a successful procedure that leaves little to no pain for the patient. The good news is that, since fewer patients are treated with invasive procedures today, most dentists are able to perform the treatment with minimal risk to the patient.

When performing the root canal treatment, doctors take a scraping from the tooth’s exposed roots to assess the extent of the infection and if necessary to extract the teeth or more commonly the roots. While some cases may need to extract more teeth than normal, your dentist will usually give you an accurate report once the surgery has been completed. A typical treatment lasts a few hours, during which your gums may feel the sensation of hot or cold sensations and possibly a bit of bleeding.

Root canal treatments remove the infected tissue

However, they also remove the tooth structure as well which is called the pulp. The material called the pulp lies under the gum line inside the tooth, and it consists primarily of a hard protein called enamel. The resorcinosis or the infection that occurs in your teeth is caused by the decay of this material, which is why the resorcinosis tooth structure must also be replaced.

If your dentist removes all of this tooth structure and replaces it with a filling, there will be almost no pain at all, depending on the condition of your teeth. However, if your dentist does not remove all of it but substitutes it with a filling, there may still be extreme pain. An extreme pain may indicate that the filling is not strong enough to protect the teeth from further decay. In some extreme cases, there can even be nerve damage associated with the filling, which can lead to extreme pain and sensitivity to hot or cold.

experience tooth sensitivity and soreness after the procedure

If your dentist does decide to perform a root canal treatment using an oral suction device, there is no need for anesthesia. In fact, many dentists encourage their patients to smile without any sedation at all. For most people, it feels like a rubber band snapping in the mouth. Some people experience tooth sensitivity and soreness after the procedure, while others have no complaints whatsoever. You should consult your dentist about whether or not you would require any form of anesthesia during your root canal treatment.

There is a small chance that you may feel an acidic taste or burning in your mouth right after the root canal treatment, as a result of the filling. However, this tends to go away fairly quickly, and there is no pain associated with this symptom at all. If your tooth pain persists, talk to your dentist about increasing your fluoride intake or perhaps getting dental implants to reduce the amount of decay that occurs. You may feel numbness or a tingling sensation, but these are both milder symptoms and are not usually a cause for concern.

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