Meadow Creek Family Dentistry

Do root canals hurt?

No! This is a myth that has been fueled by bad jokes and stories from friends or family members.

So let’s set the record straight about root canals in Inman, SC: Root canals don’t cause pain, they relieve it.

Find that hard to believe? First, you need to understand that the reason you are in pain is an infection deep inside your tooth. If you’ve had an infected root canal or an abscessed tooth, you know that the pain it causes can be blinding.

The discomfort can be so intense that all you remember about the experience is the pain. What may fade from your memory is the fact that as soon as we numb your mouth and remove the infection, the pain disappears, never to return!

You may experience some lingering soreness for a few days after your procedure, but this is perfectly normal. Most patients find relief with an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen.

If you suspect that you have an abscessed tooth that requires a root canal at our Inman, SC dental office, please call Meadow Creek Family Dentistry at (864) 472-9019. We will get you on the schedule as soon as possible so Dr. Hunt can check to see what’s going on and arrange the appropriate treatment.

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