Most people think of a root canal as being a painful procedure. This is not usually the case, since your dentist will administer plenty of Novocaine or a similar numbing agent to ensure you don't feel any pain as your teeth is being worked on. What is often a problem, though, is soreness after the root canal. Some of that soreness may be in your jaw as a result of having held your mouth open for an hour or longer.
Dentists recommend patients come in for cleaning twice a year. Even if you have good oral health, thorough dental cleaning help keeps your teeth and gums healthy. This can help prevent cavities and other issues later.
Some people may have questions about cleanings, so here are a few answers to commonly asked questions to give patients the information they need.
Do Dental Cleanings Hurt?
Dental cleaning shouldn't cause any pain. However, if you have gum inflammation or oral disease this can cause increased sensitivity and some discomfort.