Root Canal - What to Expect

For most people, it’s hard to know what to expect for a root canal, especially if you’ve never had one before. You’ve probably heard other people talking negatively about a root canal procedure, but it shouldn’t be scary. With modern technology and our caring endodontists, your experience will exceed your expectations. You may say it’s even less concerning than a performance review at work!

A root canal procedure can take anywhere from a half-hour to a few hours, depending on the complexity of the root canal system of the tooth and the level of disease present. Your mouth will be completely numb so you won’t feel anything, and we’ll make sure you’re doing okay every step of the way. Some patients say that a root canal procedure doesn’t seem much different from a general filling—it’s just a little bit longer of a procedure. 

Before your root canal procedure, try not to worry and think too much about it. The more you worry, the more you’ll psyche yourself out and expect the worst. Know that you’re in good hands with our Dental Associates endodontists and we’ll make sure you’re comfortable the whole time!

Hear what one of our endodontists has to say about root canals and what to expect by watching this short video:


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