I need a Root Canal? Do I have to do it now?
When your dentist says that you need a root canal, don’t panic and don’t delay treatment. Usually if there is no discomfort to start, the procedure is more boring than painful for the patient. When a root canal is recommended, generally some irreversible damage has occurred to soft tissue/nerve inside the tooth or there is an active infection in the bone around the roots of a tooth. Whether in pain or not, you need to start root canal therapy (RCT) as soon as possible. Delaying treatment only increases the risk of infection spreading and increases the chance of discomfort and swelling. If you are having discomfort, the sooner you start the procedure, the quicker you can have relief from pain.