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How painful are root canals?

Root canals are a fairly common procedure, ask around, and you'll likely find out that you know more than one person who has one. Despite how it may sound, root canals should not hurt. Before doing any dental work, your dentist in Bellevue, NE will use an anesthetic to numb the affected tooth and the surrounding area to ensure that the procedure is as comfortable as possible.

Root Canals Eliminate the Pain Caused By Infected Roots

Dentists will typically perform a root canal on a tooth whose roots have become infected with bacteria. The infection aggravates the nerve in the tooth, often causing significant to debilitating pain.

Getting a root canal will help protect the rest of the teeth, jaws, and gums from disease and further damage that the infection can cause. It does this by removing the infection, sanitizing, and sealing the area. For the patient, the procedure often relieves more long-term pain than it causes by addressing the source of the pain. Free of the continuous pain of the infected root, patients often feel better only two or three days after the procedure. 

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Contact Kennedy Dental at (402) 291-3535 if you want to schedule a consultation for a root canal or see what our team can do for you.

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