Dr. James S. Kim, DDS. SC

Will my root canal hurt?

Although most people fear root canals because they believe they are painful, thanks to advancements in dental technology and techniques, you most likely won't feel a thing during your procedure!

While you may feel some discomfort following the procedure because of the body's inflammatory process while you heal, it won't last long and can usually be treated with over-the-counter medication like Tylenol or Advil.

Most people who need root canal therapy are already in pain from a toothache (which is likely where the idea of root canal treatment being painful came from). The root canal therapy will relieve that pain and treat the infection. Most people feel a vast improvement right away!

Don't let the root canal's lousy reputation prevent you from getting the treatment you need. Root canal therapy can save your natural tooth and prevent an extraction. In most cases, preserving the natural tooth is the better choice for both your dental health and your wallet! While extraction might seem more straightforward, the fact is, missing teeth contribute to a whole host of other problems, including bone loss, bite misalignments, and jaw pain.

If you are experiencing pain in a tooth, please don’t hesitate. Call our Wausau dental office today so we can get you in, determine the cause, and recommend an appropriate treatment.