How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

woman holds her cheek in pain from a tooth infection needing a root canal

Root canals are often feared by patients, but the reality is that they are routine procedures that won’t feel all that differently to you than having a cavity filled. In today’s blog post, we’re answering some common questions about root canal procedures that will help ease your mind before you head in to get yours.

How Long Does a Root Canal Take?

A root canal procedure can take between one and two visits to our office. A basic root canal will take up to 90 minutes of your time, with about 30 to 60 of those minutes spent undergoing the procedure. Depending on the extent of the damage to the tooth or teeth, the root canal procedure may be broken up into two visits.

Are Root Canals Painful?

Root canals, and any dental work for that matter, used to be very painful procedures. That was before game-changing advancements in medical and dental technology. You shouldn’t expect to feel any significant amount of pain during your procedure. And remember, the damage that will develop should you choose to avoid your procedure will cause a lot more pain than the procedure itself!

Why Might I Need a Root Canal?

So, who needs a root canal? Damage and infection to the inside of the tooth are the reason for a root canal procedure. The warning sign is usually pain, often along with visible signs of infection. A root canal procedure allows us to eliminate the infection and restore the tooth, saving your beautiful, functional natural tooth.

Root Canal Procedures in Mooresville, North Carolina

Does that answer everything? It should be a good start! But we’re always here to answer any lingering questions you have about any of our services or procedures. You can give our office a call today, or contact us through our website.

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