Endodontics ( Root canal treatment)
Is the procedure painful?
No. The dentist will give you a local anaesthetic to ensure you are fully comfortable before starting the procedure.
Is there any downtime after the procedure?
No. Normal daily activities can be resumed almost immediately. Some patients do experience slight soreness initially but this is easily controlled with most conventional painkillers.
Do I need additional treatment afterwards?
Yes, most often a crown is recommended after root canal therapy. Once endodontic treatment is done, teeth tend to be quite weak thereby increasing their likelihood of breaking or chipping. Hence the current international recommendation is for a crown restoration to be placed over the tooth for greater protection.