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Dr. Andriy Krayniy and
Dr. Rosemarie Zimmerman

Do root canals hurt?

If you haven’t had a root canal in a few years, you will be pleasantly surprised to see how much the procedure has improved. Thanks to advancements in dentistry, root canals at our Midtown Manhattan dental office are more comfortable and efficient than ever before.

When thinking about the comfort of a root canal, you need to understand that the actual source of your pain is an infection deep inside your tooth. In many cases, this discomfort can be so intense that all you remember about the experience is the pain. What may fade from your memory is the immediate relief you feel as soon as we numb the tooth and remove the infection.

You may experience some lingering soreness for a few days after your procedure, but this is common and nothing to be concerned about. Most patients find relief with an over-the-counter anti-inflammatory medication like ibuprofen. If you have any concerns after your procedure, please don’t hesitate to call us so we can help you.

If you suspect that you have an infected or abscessed tooth that might require a root canal, call our NYC dentists to schedule an appointment. If you are in pain, we will do our best to see you the same day to see what’s going on and arrange the appropriate treatment.

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