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 goal of root canal treatment is not to cause you pain, but to relieve pain caused by tooth problems. 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 specialises 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.