Top answers from doctors based on your search:
Disclaimer

root canal

A 31-year-old male asked:
Dr. Scott Methven
19 years experience in Dentistry
Usually comfortable: Root canals are usually comfortable. Your dentist will use a very strong anesthetic to prevent you from feeling most of the procedure. If the tooth ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Oswald Cameron-Morales
41 years experience in Dentistry
Can be painless : If proper local dental anesthesia is applied root canal treatment can be painless . The presence of infection or inflammation can result in lack of pr ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Dominick Curalli
19 years experience in Dentistry
Pain/infection: Bacteria in a tooth's nerve from decay or fracture will lead to inflammation of the nerve and eventual infection. Once it is determined that a nerve ... Read More
A 47-year-old member asked:
Dr. Daniel Rubenstein
50 years experience in Dentistry
Root canal: Before a root canal is started, the tooth will be anesthetized. Once thoroughly numb, there will be little or no discomfort. In many cases, the nerv ... Read More
A 49-year-old member asked:
Dr. Paul Grin
Dr. Paul Grin answered
35 years experience in Pain Management
Root canal: It is needed when the blood or nerve supply of the tooth is damaged and /or infected through tooth decay or trauma.
A 53-year-old member asked:
Dr. David Schneider
37 years experience in Dentistry
To treat ...: If the nerve tissue (nerve/blood vessels) within the tooth die, then the toxic products from their death drain through the tip of the root and cause a ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Gary Lederman
39 years experience in Dentistry
Cleansing: The center of he tooth s hollow, filled with soft sterile tissue in health. Infected, and diseased tissue must be removed. Root canal treatment clea ... Read More
2
2 thanks
A 52-year-old member asked:
Dr. R Lee Hinson
37 years experience in Dentistry
The procedure : Should be relatively painless. Soreness after root canal therapy (and after anesthesia has resolved) is frequent but usually mild and short term. Pai ... Read More
1
1 thank
A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Danni Sayman
17 years experience in Endodontics
Zero: almost never hurts. Sometimes depending of the specific situation may hurt but professionally done by a specialist there are less chances for pain
A 44-year-old member asked:
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yu answered
15 years experience in Endodontics
Depends: Is it a front or back tooth? Usually a front tooth is faster than a back tooth. Is it done by a specialist? Is it a straight root canal or retreatm ... Read More

90,000 U.S. doctors in 147 specialties are here to answer your questions or offer you advice, prescriptions, and more. Get help now:

Ask doctors free
Personalized answers
Free
Talk to a doctor
Unlimited visits
$10/month

People also searched for:

Connect by text or video with a U.S. board-certified doctor now — wait time is less than 1 minute!
Unlimited visits
$10/month