There are many misconceptions surrounding root canal (endodontic) treatment and whether patients experience root canal pain. The Australian Society of Endodontology wants you to have accurate information. As always, when considering any medical procedure, you should get as much information as you can about all of your options. Your dentist or endodontist can answer many of your questions, and if you still have concerns, it is often wise to seek a second opinion. Truth—Root canal treatment doesn't cause pain, it relieves it.