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Root Canal After Care: Do's and Don'ts

Posted on 3/8/2021 by O'Sullivan, Deluca & Ressel Dental Care
Root Canal After Care: Do's and Don'tsRoot canal treatment is a common dental procedure used to treat pain caused by an infected tooth, where the infected pulp inside the tooth is extracted and then the tooth is sealed. While recovery may last less than a week, with a few symptoms of mild discomfort, it is important to take the correct aftercare measures. The following guidelines are important to help you deal with pain and how to deal with your tooth while recovering from treatment.

The Dos of Root Canal After Care

Take Your Medication

For effective pain management, make sure that you take your medication as prescribed. While experiencing some discomfort is normal when you experience great pain, then this might be a problem and you should contact your dentist.

Keep The Area Clean

After getting a root canal, it is vital that you keep that area clean. Therefore, ensure that you brush your teeth at least twice a day and floss once a day. In addition, use an antiseptic mouthwash to kill all kinds of bacteria.

Eat Soft Foods

You should stick to softer foods such as pasta, mashed potatoes, and smoothies until you feel comfortable enough to eat other solid foods. Avoid any foods that are hard to chew. It is also important to wait until the numbness that is caused by the anesthesia to wear off.

The Don'ts of Root Canal After Care

Don't Avoid Any Future Appointments

It is very important to make sure that you still go to your appointments. Regardless of whether you find yourself pain-free; you should still follow up on your appointments.

Don't Smoke After the Procedure

If you smoke, it is best to avoid smoking after the procedure as smoking not only interferes with the healing process, but it also increases your chances of needing more dental work in the future.

Finally, there is nothing to be scared about. It is possible that you might be worried about getting your root canal, but these days the procedure is relatively pain-free with mild discomfort.

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