We hear this question a lot, and the easy answer is – No!
Dentists the world over would like nothing more than to dispel all the myths and negativity surrounding root canals! This is a critical procedure that does not cause pain – it relieves it!
Wilmington patients who have had root canals with Dr. Mark Gladnick have nothing but good things to say. Most tell us that the procedure was much easier than they anticipated.
There’s a chamber deep inside your tooth that houses nerves and tissue that keep the tooth alive. When decay penetrates this part of the tooth, it becomes infected, causing severe discomfort. We provide relief from this pain by performing root canal treatment.
The pain you feel before treatment is a result of the infection. Unfortunately, many people associate this pain with the procedure itself. The truth is that as soon as we numb the tooth to start the procedure, you will feel immediate relief. You may experience sensitivity for a day or two following treatment, but that’s true of many dental procedures.
If you think you may need a root canal, please call our Wilmington dental office. We’ll see you as soon as possible to provide you with the relief you need!