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Toothache - root canal

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facingthefears

Junior member
Joined
Nov 8, 2022
Messages
7
Location
England UK
Evening,

The tooth I’ve been told needs a root canal started giving me toothache today! Delightful, I’ve heard some horror stories about root canals in general, especially ones on “hot teeth” mine is particularly painful right now. Will they need to prescribe me antibiotics to calm the pain before they attempt to do a root canal, what if it’s painful when they attempt to do it? I’ve heard the bleach they put down is a super intense pain. I hate feeling like I might be in pain from the dentist, it’s what stops me from going I was hoping to leave it until next year and I’m hoping I wake up with no toothache and can wait until next year to get it done. Or do I just get it done now before Christmas and get it over with?

Thanks
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dentalnelly

Member
Joined
Nov 6, 2022
Messages
21
Location
London, England
I've had a root canal and zero pain on my end but the tooth was dead at that point.

They numb you up real good and, in my experience, I had been on antibiotics a week before. You can always discuss signals with your dentist like a raised hand if you feel pain at any point and they can adjust your numbing.

I know you don't want to hear this, all of us dental phobics don't, but sooner rather than later means better chances of not needing an extraction.

Root canals have come along way since we were young/our parents times. You're gonna be okay. You got this.
 
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tareduh

Junior member
Joined
Nov 6, 2022
Messages
9
Location
Texas
I’ve had 2 root canals and never felt anything during the procedure. I also didn’t need any pain killers afterwards. One root canal needed antibiotics but it was given after the procedure.
 
Dr. Daniel

Dr. Daniel

Well-known member
Verified dentist
Joined
Nov 2, 2010
Messages
1,947
Location
The Hague , Holland
Hi. I made a video which might be answer some of your concerns.
How to prevent painful drilling
 
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LauraQ68

Well-known member
Joined
Apr 27, 2021
Messages
100
Location
California
I had two root canals on the same day. No pain after and didn’t even need Tylenol. Dont worry!
 
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