Root Canal in El Paso, Texas
Root canal is needed sometimes to clean out pain and infections in and around a tooth. The aim of the procedure is to get the patient comfortable and save a tooth.
Frequently Asked Questions
You will be numbed very well before the procedure is even started. If profound numbess cannot be achieved with the anesthesia, the dentist may choose to reschedule for another day and have you take antibiotic first. During the root canal, you should be pain free, sometimes with some temporary zing, but no more than that.
Root canal treatment difficulty depends on a lot of factors such the number of roots, how curved the roots are, the direction of the tooth. On average, root canal of a front tooth takes about 1 hour, and back tooth may take up to 2 hours.
Depending on what the condition of the tooth and bone is surrounding the tooth, root canal can be completely painless immediately after completion. However, there are times where medicines such as Ibuprofen and antibiotics must be given to help manage sensitivity after. It’s possible after a difficult root canal it takes a few weeks up to a few month for the tooth to start feeling normal completely, but that would be a more rare case.