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Will having dental root amputation hurt?

You will get local anesthesia for your dental root amputation, which is also known as a dental root resection, so you will not feel pain during the procedure. You may feel a slight pinch or sting from the anesthesia going into your cheek or gums. If you feel pain during the procedure, tell your endodontist (dental surgeon) so you can get additional anesthesia. While you typically won’t feel pain, you may feel some pressure during the procedure.

Your endodontist can recommend pain relief medication for use after the procedure, when the anesthesia wears off. Likely, the medication will be an over-the-counter pain reliever.

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