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Root Canal Q&A

In this blog we will answer some frequently asked questions and dispel some myths about the root canal procedure.

Is the root canal procedure painful?

Dr. Richard Sousa ensures that the root canal process is as comfortable as possible. Many patients may think that root canals are painful, but the procedure is about as painful as a dental filling. Anesthetic is applied to numb the area before treatment so that pain is minimal.

How long does it take for a root canal to heal?

You may feel mild discomfort after the procedure for a couple of days. If pain lasts for more than three days, contact our office immediately.

Are root canal procedures dangerous?

Danger can lie in untreated infected teeth which can spread infection. Root canal procedures themselves are not dangerous and can help save a tooth or teeth by removing infection at the source.

How long does a root canal last?

The treatment you receive from the root canal procedure lasts you a lifetime, sealing out decay. Make sure you take care of your teeth properly to keep them healthy.

Schedule Root Canal Treatment Today

Do you want to clean out tooth decay and infection? Call Dr. Sousa to schedule an appointment at (516) 253-6873. You can also request a consultation here.