With an advanced approach, root canals do not hurt
The short answer to the question of “Do root canals hurt?” is “No.” Root canal therapy is recommended to resolve pain caused by dental infection. The more involved answer to this important question comes down to how the procedure is performed.
Maine Center for Dental Medicine uses advanced diagnostic technologies and surgical techniques to accurately pinpoint numerous, tiny tubules. With traditional methods, they may be overlooked and improperly sterilized, leaving destructive bacteria behind.
Our dentists have another ally in their fight against harmful bacteria – ozone therapy. This powerful antimicrobial agent effectively destroys infection-causing microorganisms, and prevents re-infection.
Wiping out myths that persist
Many perceptions of the root canal procedure are not based on today’s healthy approaches; those skillfully delivered by Dr. Imam and Dr. Khan to restore your oral health, tooth function, and the appearance of your smile.
No single procedure works for every patient with trauma or decay. However, modern techniques such as those offered by Drs. Imam and Khan minimize discomfort and risks of complications, and maximize lasting, desirable outcomes.
The procedure is often associated with discomfort because the conditions it treats can be painful. As damage progresses, infection can spread to surrounding tissues and other parts of your face, which produces swelling. Fleeting pain may become severe and prolonged, and interfere with eating and sleep. Since treatment eliminates symptoms and complications rooted in these deep dental structures, root canal therapy is more accurately perceived as a form of pain relief – a way to get back to feeling better.
Anesthetic options to enhance comfort during the procedure have also come a long way from when your parents or grandparents had treatment to save a tooth. If you are uneasy about the procedure, our doctors can discuss sedative options to help you relax. Call (207) 474-9503 to schedule an appointment.