Pain Management

Can anything help with this pain?!

Before treatment

Exactly what medicine you can take will depend on your personal health history and issues. For many people, the most effective pain relief is from anti-inflammatories. Talk to your dentist about what you should take. Then, make an appointment with us as soon as possible so Dr. Conner can recommend something for you personally and we can schedule you for treatment. One complicating factor with pain and swelling is difficulty in achieving profound anesthesia so that you’re comfortable while she works on you. So, often our first task is to get the pain under control. Dr. Conner has a variety of ways she does that.

Dr. Conner will often prescribe an anxiolytic that works on your central nervous system to ensure she is able to get you profoundly numb (or if you're just anxious about the procedure)

Immediately after treatment

Generally, research shows the amount of pain you had before treatment will determine the amount after treatment. Some patients feel immediate relief and never have any pain again. For others, inflammation and infection are so severe it takes a few days to calm down. If you are still having pain after a few days, call us so we can get you in for a follow-up evaluation.


Unfortunately, there are some instances where even though the tooth needed the root canal, there are other causes of pain that do not go away with a root canal treatment. Again, if you are experiencing pain after a few days, contact us for a follow-up evaluation.

Patient Stories

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"Dr. Conner and her staff are dedicated to their patients to make their visit as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. I would recommend her to anyone looking for a pain free experience." Sheilah

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