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Do root canals hurt?

No, root canals do not hurt! 

If you’re like many people, you might be under the impression that root canals are extremely painful. Unfortunately, many people have grown up believing that root canal treatment is something to be feared and avoided at all costs—but this belief is far from the truth!

What is a Root Canal Procedure Like at Downtown Dental?

Because root canals are usually necessary when a patient has a dental infection and is already in a significant amount of pain, root canals have a bad reputation. Truthfully, however, a root canal treatment is not what causes the pain—it’s what relieves it. 

We designed our New Orleans root canal experience to feel similar to getting a dental filling. Root canals require anesthesia to numb the affected area, and you can expect to feel pressure and hear the sounds of our dental instruments. 

While your root canal may feel slightly uncomfortable, it should not ever be painful! If you ever feel pain during your treatment, you should let Dr. Rathke know right away so we can make any necessary adjustments to your anesthesia and address the problem.

Contact Our Dental Team with Any Questions

Your dentistry should always be pain-free, and your root canal therapy should leave you with substantial, immediate pain relief as soon as we finish treatment. Contact Downtown Dental today to learn more about root canal treatments and to schedule your next dental appointment. Our dental team can't wait to see you soon!

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