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Edward T. Rose D.M.D., M.S. and Elizabeth A. Uhrich, D.M.D., M.S.


General Information

Common Questions

Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that your procedure is in no way uncomfortable or painful. If treatment is needed, we will inject a small amount of anesthesia to gently numb a concentrated area of your mouth. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours. In general a root canal should feel very similar to having a normal filling placed.

Is my tooth finished after the treatment?

Usually after completing endodontic therapy on a tooth a temporary filling is placed into the tooth.  This protects the tooth until your dentist can permanently restore the tooth to full function.  In general, this will require a permanent filling to be placed in the tooth and a crown placed to protect the tooth.   We advise scheduling follow-up care with your dentist immediately after the root canal is finished.

Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished?

Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 1 year after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.