A root canal is the most feared dental procedure and the butt of many a joke. But, the reality is, it should just be a long, boring filling. Endodontists have great numbing stuff to make sure you don’t feel anything and they can prescribe anxiolytics so you won’t care.
The worst pain is what people are feeling that drives them to an endodontist in the first place. The good news is, once that nerve is gone the pain goes away, too. The bad news is, if it took a while to get that painful, it might take a few days for everything to calm down. Other than that, you might be a little sore just because someone was working in your mouth. Some ibuprofen or Tylenol should take care of any discomfort from the procedure.