Most patients are surprised by how easy and pain free the root canal procedure is. Dentists have a lot of experience and knowledge when it comes to getting the tooth completely numb to ensure you don’t feel any pain during the procedure.
If there was an abcess on the tooth prior to starting the root canal there is a possibility that there could be some discomfort after the procedure is complete. It can take time for your body to fight off the bacteria that remains outside of the root. In some cases an antibiotic will be prescribed if your dentist feels it is necessary to help combat the abscess.
Symptoms of an abscess can include swelling, pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot, throbbing pain. If you feel that you may have an abscessed tooth please call our office right away (320-251-2972) as this can become a very serious or even life threatening condition.
Below are a couple pictures of what an abscess can look like: