Town East Dental Group

Will my root canal hurt?

We know that root canals have the unfortunate reputation of being uncomfortable. But it is an infection in your tooth that causes pain, not the procedure. The truth is that root canals don’t cause pain; they relieve it.

If a tooth becomes damaged by injury, decay, or repeated procedures, an infection can develop deep inside and can be very painful. When this occurs, Dr. Loera needs to perform a root canal to remove the infection and cleanse and seal the tooth. In most cases, he will recommend a dental crown to strengthen the tooth and protect it from further damage.

Our team cares about your comfort and wants you to have a stress-free procedure. The support and encouragement they offer puts our patients at ease so they can relax and get the care they need. If your anxiety keeps you from picking up the phone to make an appointment, talk to us about options like nitrous oxide oral sedation that take the edge off, so you remain calm and comfortable.

If you have a painful tooth, please call Town East Dental Group to arrange an appointment. We always will do our best to see emergency patients the same day so we can provide the treatment you need to provide relief, save your tooth, and get your oral health back on track.