Are These Procedures Painful?
We know that root canal therapy has a reputation for being painful. However, it is not especially painful. Its reputation comes from when dental anesthesia was unreliable and sometimes not even an option.
With modern dental anesthesia and sedation dentistry, you don’t have to feel a thing from either of these procedures. Neither dental implant placement nor root canal therapy causes significant discomfort during the procedure.
Immediately after the anesthesia from your root canal treatment wears off, your treated tooth may be a little more painful than it was when infected. However, within a day or so, the discomfort will drop to less than what it was before treatment.
Dental implant surgery is slightly less uncomfortable. It is less than for an extracted tooth, so you likely won’t notice extra discomfort if you get an extraction done and an implant placed at the same time.