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Will my root canal hurt?

image of a patient with mouth pain | Jensen Beach FL Your Comfort is Our Priority

Many people put off emergency dental exams out of fear of root canal treatment. When we perform root canal therapy in our Jensen Beach, FL dental office, you don’t have to worry about the procedure feeling painful.

Dr. Christopher Wigley will make sure your tooth is completely numb, which will provide the relief you need from the often severe symptoms associated with an infected tooth.

The pain associated with a root canal comes from inflammation due to the infection inside the tooth. By removing the infection and bacteria, Dr. Wigley will set your body on the path to healing.

The Aftereffects of a Root Canal

When the anesthetic wears off, you will likely still feel some tenderness. It is important to remember that this sensitivity and discomfort is temporary. Most patients manage it adequately with over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medications. Dr. Wigley can help you decide which one will work best.

Each day, your tooth will feel better until it's completely healed. We will invite you back to our dental office to place a dental crown over the tooth to protect it from the forces of chewing. Root canal therapy combined with a dental crown can extend the life of your tooth by years or sometimes decades with proper care.

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Call our Jensen Beach, FL dental office to learn more about how root canal therapy can save your tooth.

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