Root canal treatment is painful

Truth - Root canal doesn't cause pain, it relieves it.

Most patients see their dentist or endodontist when they have a severe toothache. The toothache can be caused by infected/inflamed tissues in the tooth. Root canal therapy removes this tissue, thereby relieving the pain.

The perception of a root canal being painful began decades ago but with the latest technologies and anesthetics, root canal therapy today is no more uncomfortable than having a filling placed. In fact, a recent survey showed that patients who have experienced root canal treatment are six times more likely to describe it as "painless" than patients who have not had root canal treatment.

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