Is root canal treatment painful?
Root canal treatment procedures are relatively comfortable and often painless as the tooth is anaesthetised during treatment. After treatment, the tooth may be sensitive or tender for a few days due to inflammation of the surrounding tissues. This discomfort can be relieved by taking mild analgesics or painkillers available over the counter at the pharmacy.
However, if the pain persists, or gets worse (e.g. more intense; accompanied by swelling), you should contact your dentist as soon as possible.
The information provided on this page does not replace information from your healthcare professional. Please consult your healthcare professional for more information.
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