Is It Normal to Have Pain with Endodontic Treatment?
An Endodontic is a Dental Treatment to repair and save a badly damaged or an infected tooth. Most people associate with Root Canal Treatment in Pasadena undergoes a lot of pain and discomfort. However, most of the people expect some sort of discomfort during endodontic treatment. The procedure of this treatment involves removing the damaged area of the tooth i.e. the pulp. Then cleaning and disinfecting it and later filling and sealing it. Modern technology and the use of anesthetics make this procedure quick, safe, and pain-free.
What is Endodontic Treatment?
The hallowed space inside a tooth contains soft tissue called the dental pulp. If this pulp becomes irritated, inflamed or infected then Endodontic Treatment in Pasadena is needed. If left untreated, the results can be a pain, swelling, and draining pimple on the gums. Our Endodontist can explain to you the Steps Involved in Root Canals Treatment.
How Much Pain is Normal?
Most people report feeling sensitivity for a few days after having an Endodontic Treatment. The reason for this is:
- The Tissue Around The Gums Remain Swollen: Even though our Pasadena Dentist has removed the nerve root from the tooth, there are still some small nerves and tissue in the ligaments surrounding the tooth. If the nerve area is inflamed after a dental procedure then it can register discomfort.
- Dental Instrument Damage: It is also possible that a dental instrument that is used to clean out the root canal during the endodontic treatment damages the sensitive surrounding tissue.
- Temporary Filling: If a filling is placed on the tooth and did not smooth it down enough, then it can cause the mouth to bite harder on that spot, which could make the tooth sore.
If The Tooth Nerve is Removed, Do I Feel Any Pain?
Most people believe that once they had Endodontic Treatment with our Endodontist in Pasadena, they no longer feel pain in the treated tooth. This is incorrect, after a few days of the treatment; the area around the tooth can be sensitive.
When to Seek Help?
Your root canal pain should decrease over time. If you're still experiencing any pain visit our Endodontist in Pasadena. Once your tooth is completely treated, our dentist will put a crown on top of it, to prevent any future damage to an already delicate tooth.
Managing Root Canal/Endodontic Pain at Home:
Pain reliever should be sufficient to relieve the pain after a root canal. When using any medication, make sure to follow instructions carefully as given by our Pasadena Endodontist Dr. Sunyoto. It's also important to avoid chewing or biting down on the affected tooth. Our Dentist also recommends practicing good oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing.
Tips for Oral Health after an Endodontic Treatment:
A good oral health practice can alleviate the pain from a recent Endodontic Treatment. Following these tips also help your new crown last for many years:
- Don’t eat overly hard foods
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day
- Floss once a day
- Reduce the number of sugary foods and drinks
A root canal treatment can successfully save a tooth that has been infected. For more information about Endodontist Treatment in Pasadena call us at 626-584-1800 and schedule an appointment today.