Does a Root Canal Hurt?
No, a root canal does not hurt. When a tooth needs a root canal there are typically a couple of reasons. One, the tooth has developed an abscess. Two, a large area of decay has entered the nerve space. Three, the tooth has dies. All of these are reasons a tooth would need a root canal.
Now with that being said, the tooth is typically hurting due to one of the previously mentioned reasons. When I perform a root canal I am sure to have profound anesthesia, meaning you WILL NOT feel anything other than the pressure.