It is perfectly normal to feel nervous before a root canal procedure. Unfortunately, nervous usually comes from misunderstandings regarding pain and complications involving this type of procedure. To be honest, this is considered a routine dental procedure.
Dentists have to do root canals almost every day of the week. Therefore, they are used to doing it. They use anesthesia so you don't need to worry about pain. You must make certain preparations before the procedure that will make it easier for you and the dentist. Preparing the root canal allows you to get rid of your worries.
The first preparation you need to make before your root canal is to talking to your dentist. It is important for you to address any questions or concerns that you may have. If your dentist understands your nervousness and anxiety, it can help you understand the procedure better so you are not afraid.
In addition, you will want to discuss the cost of the procedure and ask questions regarding your insurance coverage if you have any. The last thing you want is to know that there is a problem with your insurance just to receive a fairly bill.
Other important preparation steps you need to take before your root canal to find out if there are certain drugs that you cannot take before the procedure.