A root canal from Santa Clarita Valley Dental Care can offer immediate relief from the severe pain and discomfort that results from infected tissue inside of a tooth. And contrary to the common assumption, a root canal procedure is no more uncomfortable than most other procedures. It’s certainly nothing compared to severe pain from a toothache!
It’s not exactly clear where the myth of the terrifying root canal originates – though, Hollywood seems to be a good guess – but a root canal removes the nerve of a tooth so it’s virtually impossible for the affected tooth to continue hurting after the procedure has been completed. During the procedure, numbing agents are used to ensure patient comfort and that any irritation is kept at a minimal level. Those who do experience some level of pain or discomfort liken the severity to that of a filling, which most of us experience without any undue discomfort. Of course, all this is assuming you have a dentist who knows their stuff.
So, if you’re looking for a root canal in Santa Clarita, know that we routinely perform root canals and we have mastered our technique. You can expect fairly little discomfort during this procedure and relief from the sore nerve soon after the treatment.
While some discomfort or sensitivity may be present after your root canal, over-the-counter painkillers are usually effective and these adverse effects usually subside within the first couple of days following the procedure. Patients can take comfort in knowing that any pain or discomfort from a root canal procedure is highly unlikely to be remotely as severe as the initial issues that warranted the treatment in the first place.
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