When people hear the word ‘root canal’ they tend to cringe. It’s common for people to assume root canals are painful and should be avoided. Today, it’s not necessary to be fearful of getting this important treatment done. Thanks to modern medicine and anesthetics, the discomfort is similar to getting a cavity filled and nothing to worry about. Keep reading to learn more.
The root canal has been the subject of jokes and “horror” stories for ages. However, it’s hardly a laughing matter if you are the one suffering the excessive sensitivity and pain of a severely damaged or infected tooth. Fortunately, today’s dental methods and technology have made the root canal commonplace and virtually painless. Any discomfort will be offset by the tremendous relief gained from the elimination of the pain associated with the infection.