Will my tooth hurt after a root canal treatment?
A root canal, also known as endodontic therapy, is a procedure often done to prevent a tooth from being extracted. The tooth may be affected by a large cavity, periodontal disease, an abscess, or an infection and it needs to be addressed before the patient experiences severe pain. The best way to do this is to remove the dental pulp, the mass of tissues within the tooth that houses the nerves, tissues, and blood supply. By doing this, it eliminates the pain. The tooth’s canals can be cleaned, disinfected, and then sealed with a material called gutta percha. In some cases, patients may need a dental crown placed over the tooth, also known as a “cap,” to provide another layer of protection. This helps protect the tooth’s structure, which may be brittle after the procedure.
Many patients are concerned about what to expect after the procedure. How much bleeding will I experience? Will my tooth hurt after a root canal treatment? What can I do to facilitate faster healing after my surgery? These common questions are asked by patients at A-Dental Center when root canal therapy is recommended.
For the most part, patients may notice some tenderness in the treatment area after their procedure. The jaw may also be sore from keeping it open during the procedure. However, this discomfort is temporary and should only last for a few days. In most cases, patients will be able to counteract this discomfort with over-the-counter pain medications. Any severe pain, continued bleeding, and any other signs of a problem should be discussed with Dr. Fadi Edmond Elzayat as soon as possible for evaluation.
Dr. Elzayat and the team at A-Dental Center are here to help you with your oral health and wellbeing and can help you better understand the process of dental procedures such as root canal therapy. Contact us today to book a consultation appointment and find out more about the ways in which we can assist you in achieving the smile of your dreams!