Recently, I got a root canal for the very first time in my life. The tooth was cracked some time ago, but I chose to ignore it. A mistake, but I never had any pain on that tooth. After careful consideration, I made the decision to go see Dr. Jyotsna. She examined the tooth along with the rest of my teeth and laid out a plan to get everything that needed to be done. Well, I am not afraid of dentist or pain, but I had not been to one in a very long time. So, I was nervous. Perhaps apprehensive, but I went. Once she numbed the tooth, after 15 minutes or so, the procedure got started. Aside from just a few small sensations, I felt pretty good. She did a filling first and clean the area up a little, then she made the temporary crown. This took longer than the root canal itself. However, no pain. The whole affair lasted about 2 hours, total time. After the procedure, I was very numb, but no pain at all. Once the numbing shot wore off, again, no pain. I took one voveron. That's it. Honestly folks, no two people will have the same experiences. All I can say is do not be afraid. Cooperate with the dentist while he or she is doing the procedure. It really makes a difference. Not all dentist are good or even great. **** *** ********** I had no real pain during or after the root canal. I have a very low tolerance for pain, but that did not affect my treatment. Just depends. The only thing to fear is fear itself.