Do procedures such as extractions and root canals hurt?
Modern dentistry has made many advances, and because we use very effective anesthetics, you typically won’t feel pain during any procedure. The need for root canal therapy is generally caused by dental infection, which is actually the cause of your pain. Root canal therapy will relieve your pain and stop infection from spreading.
With extractions, most patients report feeling pressure rather than pain during their procedure. You will be prescribed pain medication for any post-surgery discomfort you may experience.