Implant/bone graft or root canal pain?

Is a root canal or a bone graft for a implant more painful? Also, can I get funny gas for a bone graft?! I used to have a root canal until it decayed and broke off dentist extracted what was left of the tooth. I’m scheduled for a bone graft, I’m just seeing is root canal pain worse then a bone graft, and if I can get funny gas for it??

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Answer: Dental Pain

By Sarah h
Dental Professional

Most root canals are pain free, unless there is a large amount of infection present at the time of treatment.  This makes it more difficult for the anesthetic to work efficiently.  More often that not, patients comment bone graft and dental implant surgery is painless and no pain medication is necessary after the surgery.  You may feel some soreness in the area for 24 to 48 hours, however, over-the-counter pain medication should be sufficient.  As long as your dentist offers Nitrous Oxide in their office, you should not have an issue receiving it.  Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) is usually an additional cost not covered by dental insurance plans.  It can be charged by the hour or as a flat fee.  Be sure to discuss nitrous as an option prior to your appointment in order to prepare the office of your request to be sure it can be accomodated as requested. 

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