It's not uncommon for people to think that a root canal means pain. But, that's just one of the many myths about root canals. Experiencing severe pain after root canal isn't common. However, if you’re not feeling at the top of your game right after your root canal, there’s no need to worry. It’s common to experience a bit of discomfort after your treatment.
It's important to remember that the root canal treatment goal isn't to cause you pain but to relieve pain caused by tooth decay and infection. If you do feel severe pain after root canal, it could be an indication that something has gone wrong with the tooth or the treatment. Let your general dentist or endodontist, a dentist who specializes in performing root canal therapy, know so they can rule out a complication or give it the attention needed to help you on the road to recovery.