Does root canal treatment hurt?
Before starting treatment, your dentist will inject local anesthetic around the tooth to numb it for the procedure. Your dentist or endodontist (a dentist specializing in the treatment of roots of the teeth) will be able to give you enough anesthetic to keep you comfortable. After the treatment, you may be advised to take some mild pain-relief medications or anti-inflammatory medications to keep you comfortable.
Author: Livia Naharnowicz
First answered: 17 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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