Dental

NewYork-Presbyterian Brooklyn Methodist Hospital

Dental Services

Root Canals With Minimal Discomfort

Many patients experience anxiety just hearing the term, "root canal." Thanks to advances in dental technology and pain relief, many of our patients find that the root canal procedure has many benefits and there is no longer much reason to be afraid.

When a tooth becomes infected at the root, the infected nerves create ongoing pain and often need to be removed. Once the infected tissue is removed, the area is cleaned, filled with sealant and often fitted with a crown for maximum protection.

Local anesthetics and pain medication allow the procedure to be performed with little to no pain in most cases. As with most dental procedures, there may be soreness afterwards, which can be treated with over-the-counter pain relievers, or prescriptions from the dentist. Most importantly, the root canal will relieve the pain related to the tooth infection, allowing patients to enjoy the foods they love without pain. Anyone experiencing pain associated with the mouth should contact a dental office or emergency services immediately.

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