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Antelope Creek Family Dentistry

Does root canal treatment hurt?

Painless root canals are a real thing! We pride ourselves on providing gentle root canal treatment for our patients in Lincoln, NE. 

Painless root canal treatment starts with numbing the treatment area thoroughly. You may feel pressure or movement inside your mouth as your dentist removes the infection from your tooth, but you will not feel pain.

The Steps in a Root Canal Procedure

  1. Numb the treatment site
  2. Extract the pulp from the tooth’s canal
  3. Flush the tooth clean
  4. Fill the tooth with a temporary filling agent

Later in the day, you may experience mild discomfort when the anesthesia wears off. Your Lincoln dentist recommends Ibuprofen if needed. The discomfort following treatment is typically minor and lasts only a day or two.

After a few weeks, you come in for a tooth crown to restore function and prevent future damage to the treated tooth.

You can lower your risks for tooth root infections through regular dental care and excellent oral hygiene.

Contact Your Lincoln, NE Dentist for Root Canal Treatment

If you need a root canal, you have an infection in the pulp and inner workings of your tooth. This can be extremely painful and cause swelling. The root canal relieves your pain and restores the tooth to health.

If you have a toothache, we encourage you to contact Antelope Creek Family Dentistry as soon as possible for an assessment.

Our dentist offices are located on Cotner Blvd, 40th St, and Normal Blvd in Lincoln, NE.

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