If you have recently been told by your dentist that you are going to need root canal treatment, you might find yourself a little concerned. This is especially true for those who do not have any experience with root canals or even any sort of dental extraction. To help ease your mind and so you can know what to expect, you will want to continue reading.
You Won't Feel Much During The Procedure
You will be given a local anesthetic for the area that will be worked on. This will allow you to remain awake during the procedure without feeling any major pain. Sure, the anesthetic is given via a shot, but it is just a quick pinch and you will be completely numb in that area in no time at all. If you have severe anxiety, you may want to ask for laughing gas or to be sedated during the root canal treatment.
They Clean Out The Tooth
The dentist will quickly get to work drilling out the innards of your tooth and then will file anything that gets in the way. Once the tooth is cleaned out and inspected, it will be filled with a special type of latex. This will harden and act as though it is part of the natural tooth, going down through the roots. Up at the crown portion of the tooth, a much harder material will be used to finish filling the tooth.
Heal And Then Return For The Crown
You will be sent home after all of that and you will want to rest and take some over-the-counter pain medication for a couple of days. Once you have healed, which will take about a week, the dentist will want to see you again. They will inspect the condition of the tooth and then if all is well, they will add the crown. This is an easy process and you will be in and out of the dentist's office quickly.
With those few points in mind, you should find that you will not be as worried in the days leading up to your first appointment for the root canal treatment. If you have any additional concerns or you come up with some questions you would like answered, feel free to reach out to your dentist. You could also make a list of everything you want to talk about and address that list at the beginning of your next consultation.Share