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What Does the Root Canal Process Look Like?

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It started off as sensitivity to cold foods or beverages. No big deal since it went away quickly. The next thing you knew, you were waking up in pain, and this time it wasn't going away. Now you need a root canal, and you're scared. You've heard they're painful and you're not sure what to expect. Here is how a root canal works and how you can manage the process in three easy steps.

Anesthetics

When you come in for a root canal, it's likely that the nerve of your tooth is infected and this is the cause of your pain. Your dentist will use the best dental anesthetics to ensure that ...

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Root Canals--Not as Scary as They Sound!

If any procedure gets a bad reputation around the dental office, it’s root canals. One of the reasons for that is that the symptoms leading up to a root canal procedure can be quite painful and severe. Root canals are necessary when an infection exists inside your tooth, so you can imagine that having an infection that close to your nerve could be very uncomfortable!

This is where the bad reputation comes in. When patients come to us with an infected tooth, they are often already in pain. In fact, sometimes patients wait until the pain reaches a level where they cannot handle it at all anymore. Sometimes, by the time ...

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