How Much Pain Will I Have After a Root Canal and When Should I Seek Help

Root canal treatment is one of the most common procedures performed on the human body. A root canal is basically a surgical procedure which removes old or diseased tissue from inside your bones. The purpose of such surgery is to prevent bone loss due to osteoporosis (low levels of calcium in your blood). Other reasons why you may have had a root canal are: To remove foreign objects like screws, nails, broken glass, etc.; To clean out infected areas; And For cosmetic purposes.

The amount of pain you will experience after having a root canal depends on several factors. First of all, it’s not just the root canal itself that causes pain but also the removal of healthy tissue. Secondly, there are different types of root canals and each type has its own level of discomfort.

Thirdly, if you’re having trouble sleeping because your head hurts too much, then you might need to see a doctor right away!

When to seek help: If you’re experiencing severe pain, nausea, vomiting, dizziness, weakness and numbness in any part of your body. You should immediately go to the nearest emergency room. Also call 911 if you think you have a life threatening condition like an infection or a stroke.

What does a root canal do?

: A root canal is essentially removing dead tissue from inside your bones so they don’t become weak and break easily later on. In addition, getting a root canal helps prevent more infection in the body.

What is post-treatment care: After you get a root canal you may experience some sensitivity to hot or cold temperatures for several days. This is normal and should subside after a few weeks. If it doesn’t then you can talk to your doctor.

Other than that, just try to relax and make sure you are taking it easy for the first couple of days after the procedure.

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