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A 36-year-old member asked:

How badly wills a root canal procedure hurt?

3 doctor answers4 doctors weighed in
Dr. John Yu
Dr. John Yuanswered
Endodontics 16 years experience
Not much: Don't believe what other people tell you. I have so many patients that tell me after i had performed the procedures that they have absolutely no pain. Make sure you find someone that can work with your pain tolerance and are sensitive to your need. For patients that are extremely anxious I use oral sedation as an adjunct. Talk to your dentist and obtain a referral to an endodontist if warranted.
Dr. George Hanna
Dentistry 16 years experience
Very short time: the pain your enduring before you get a root canal is much more. after you get a successful root canal, your pain should go away within 1-4 days.
Dr. Paul Grin
Pain Management 36 years experience
Painless: Fortunately, with Modern Dentistry, the root canal therapy procedure is painless.

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A 49-year-old member asked:

Will a root canal hurt as much as the tooth before the procedure?

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Dr. Gary Klugman
Dentistry 46 years experience
No: The pain in a tooth that needs a root canal is usually from pressure in and around the tooth. Opening the tooth for a root canal relieves the pressure and usually the pain. So your answer is not to expect pain during the treatment and to expect to feel better after.
A 45-year-old member asked:

How badly will a root canal hurt?

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Dr. R Lee Hinson
Dentistry 38 years experience
The procedure : Should be relatively painless. Soreness after root canal therapy (and after anesthesia has resolved) is frequent but usually mild and short term. Pain medications will help. Society has developed a mind set that root canals are painful and the misconception is difficult to conquer! let your dentist explain the process and help moderate any concern you have with the anticipation of pain. Good luck!
A 31-year-old member asked:

On average, how long will a root canal hurt after?

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Dr. James Wright
Dentistry 33 years experience
24 hours usually: The first 24 hours are the hardest. Some-most patients say they felt no pain during and after. Pain meds are normally given, so the post op pain she be minimal.
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Will a root canal hurt after taking antiboitics?

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It could: An infection may still be brewing, even after antibiotics. The tooth may also have a fracture.
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Will a root canal hurt?

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Proper Local: Anesthesia will prevent the procedure form causing any pain and you will be given appropriate analgesic pain medication afterwards as well to manage any discomfort.
Last updated Feb 8, 2015

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