Will my root canal hurt?
We understand many patients fear pain when they come to the office. We want you to know that your comfort is always extremely important to us. We believe the best dentistry is beautiful, functional, and pain free! Dr. Matt Bradshaw is extremely gentle and will not proceed with your appointment until you don’t feel a thing.
You are always in control at our office. If you ever feel something, just say, “Ah” and we will take the necessary precautions to make sure you’re completely numb.
We know that you might still feel some anxiety. If that is the case, we do offer oral sedation so that you can relax during your procedure. Not only will it take the edge off of any stress you might feel, but also has an amnesic effect and shortens your perception of time.
In spite of rumors to the contrary, root canals usually relieve your painful symptoms because they eliminate the infection – the source of your pain. While it is completely normal to fee some tenderness for a couple of days, you should feel gradual improvement each day.
We will discuss your follow up care and what to expect during your recovery when we see you for your appointment.