Root canals: super-powered fillings
Root canals usually take two visits. On the first visit, we remove the diseased root and clean up the infection. Then we close up the tooth with a temporary filling.
After your tooth heals, you’ll return for second visit. We’ll take X-Rays to confirm the infection is completely gone, then permanently seal the tooth.
Do root canals hurt?
Usually they are a huge relief, because they put an instant stop to the pain caused by the infection.
During the procedure, we numb the tooth and area around it, just like we would for a cavity. If you feel pain during a root canal, or any other procedure, let your dentist know.