Clairemont Endodontics

How will I feel after a root canal treatment?

Tooth pain is the main reason patients often seek treatment; therefore, many patients may experience discomfort prior to having endodontic treatment. Fortunately, modern anesthetics can make the procedure pain-free in most cases.

Seeking treatment early makes the procedure more comfortable so don't wait. When caught early, treatment should feel no different than having a regular filling. For the first few days after treatment, there may be some sensitivity to biting and tenderness in the gums and jaw, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. Our doctors will typically prescribe high-dose non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication, such as ibuprofen, to minimize post-operative sensitivity. Occasionally, stronger pain medications and/or antibiotics are also prescribed as needed.
 

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The AAE has recommended limiting non-urgent dental treatment and we intend to do so while remaining available to any patient who seeks emergency care. Please be advised that our hours may change on the basis of demand for our services. We will only be seeing patients who are in need of urgent or emergency care. If you or your patients are in pain and need care immediately, call 302-230-6375 or email clairemont.endodontics@gmail.com. We are working to provide our community with safe treatment options.