Patient discussion about root

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Q. How much does a root canal hurt?

I have to get a root canal for my bottom tooth. I was wondering how much they hurt. And do you have any suggestions that help distract from the pain? Thanks.
A1i did one about two years ago- even the injection wasn't too bad! didn't feel a thing. but after the anesthesia worn off it hurt. but then the dentist told me to take Advil or any other NSAID and it helped.
A2The dentist will anesthetize the area with Novocain so the procedure is fairly painless. I had a root canal on my bottom lower tooth and had some minimal throbbing afterwards.

You really just need to be calm about it- it’s not as bad as it sounds. I found that the injection site from the Novocain site was more painful then the root canal.
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