Root canals happen often. Chances are, you’ll experience a root canal or two in your lifetime. Thankfully, according to WebMD, root canal procedures have over a 95% success rate. This means that you can breathe a sigh of relief if your dentist brings up the often-dreaded words, “root canal.” In all actuality, root canals are meant to help you avoid pain, and put a stop to any oral pain you’re experiencing. So, typically you should not experience pain after root canal procedure.