Hello and thank you for your question.
procedures are typically painless. We typically will place topical anesthetic
on your gums, then numb you with xylocaine
. Once you are very numb, we place a rubber dam around the tooth to protect it from the surrounding environment and make a small hole in the back of the tooth to the nerve
. This is like getting a normal filling but is usually quicker in the prep. Files are used to remove the infected tissues and the canals are sanitized. The canal is then filled with a rubberized material called guttapercha and the access hole in the tooth is sealed off with a glass ionomer or composite.
The only discomfort you should feel is the initial numbing process which can pinch a little but is tolerable.
I hope this helps, if you have any further questions I'll gladly answer them for you.