Pain After A Root Canal – Understanding What Is (And Isn’t) Normal

If you’ve recently had a root canal at ONE ENDO or you’re about to schedule a root canal, you may be wondering what to expect after your treatment. Will your tooth hurt? How much pain is normal? When should you contact our team for a follow up? In this blog, we’ll answer all of these questions and more.

You’ll Feel Pain Relief After Your Root Canal At ONE ENDO

Your tooth won’t hurt at all during root canal therapy at our office. We offer numbing and sedation during treatment, so you won’t feel anything during your treatment at ONE ENDO. We’re always dedicated to your comfort.

In fact, you should feel a significant reduction of pain and discomfort after your root canal at ONE ENDO. Infected teeth usually cause serious toothaches, tenderness, and sensitivity. The pain can be so bad that it interferes with your day-to-day life.

After your root canal, this pain will be gone. That’s because we will remove all of the damaged and infected pulp from inside your tooth, and replace it with an inert material. Your tooth will start to feel better immediately after your procedure.

Some Tenderness And Sensitivity Are Normal After Your Procedure

Overall, you’ll feel a lot less pain after your root canal, as mentioned. However, it’s not abnormal to feel a little bit of pain, tenderness, or sensitivity right after your procedure. That’s because the tissue near your tooth may be irritated when your endodontist cleans out the inside of your tooth.

This is nothing to worry about. If you feel a little bit of pain or tenderness after your procedure, you can take over-the-counter medicine like Aleve or Tylenol. You may also want to avoid chewing on that side of your mouth for a couple of days, since the pressure of chewing can make sensitivity and discomfort worse.

You Should Contact Us Right Away If You Feel Pain After A Few Days

A little bit of tenderness is normal after your treatment at ONE ENDO. But significant pain is not. If your toothache comes back or even gets worse, this may indicate that your initial root canal was unsuccessful. There are lots of reasons this can happen, like hidden roots that were not fully cleaned out during your first treatment.

If you feel significant pain after your treatment, get in touch with us ASAP for a follow up with the team at ONE ENDO It’s usually possible to treat your tooth with endodontic retreatment, and eliminate any remaining infected material. But the sooner you get help, the better your outcome will be, so don’t delay. Get in touch right away.

Worried About Your Root Canal? You’re In Good Hands At ONE ENDO!

At ONE ENDO, root canals and endodontic treatments are our specialty in Greenwich, Norwalk, and Westchester. Our team of endodontists can treat your tooth, eliminate your pain, and help you get back to your daily routine. If you’ve got a toothache, don’t wait. Contact us today for a consultation.

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