You don't have to dread getting root canal treatment done. When people associate pain with root canals, it's usually that they are experiencing pain due to the infected tooth and pulp, which needs to be treated. The actual procedure of getting root canal treatment is not painful as it is performed with numbimg medicine. Root Canals are performed to save teeth as they remove the infected pulp and tissue, thus reducing any pain that you were experiencing due to the infection.
Most patients feel little to no pain while a root canal is being performed. Before the procedure is done, the tooth and surrounding area are numbed to prevent the sensation of pain. For a few days after the treatment, you can expect some pain and sensitivity, which can be taken care of with over-the-counter pain medication.