Root Canal Treatment

 In Post Treatment Home Care

For the first few days after treatment, the treated tooth may feel sensitive – especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. Discomfort arising from a root canal can usually be relieved with over the counter medications such as Advil, Tylenol or Aleeve. The healing process may take several days, but the pain and discomfort will gradually subside.

If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are gone. If a rash develops, please discontinue use and call our office.

Continue regular brushing and flossing.

If we placed a temporary filling in your tooth, please avoid chewing on the area. Chew on the other side of your mouth until the soreness settles down. Often a small portion of the filling wears away or brushes off, but if the entire filling appears to be missing, call our office for replacement.

If your bite feels high, this can lead to increased discomfort and sensitivity. Please call our office for an adjustment.

Occasionally an infection will persist even after root canal therapy and an additional surgical procedure or extraction may be necessary to remove all infection.

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