ROOT CANAL TREATMENT

 
 

Root Canal Post Treatment Care

  • Do not eat anything until the numbness in your mouth wears off.   This will prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue. 

  • Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it  restored by your dentist. Continue to brush and floss normally. 

  • The opening in your tooth was restored with a temporary filling  material. It is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off in-between  appointments. However, if you think the entire filling has come  out, contact our office.

Contact us right away if you develop any of the following: 

  • a visible swelling inside or outside of your mouth 

  • an allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives, or itching

  • a return of original symptoms 

  • an uneven bite or the tooth feels high 

It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area over the next few  days as your body undergoes the natural healing process. 

You may also experience tenderness in your jaw from keeping it  open for an extended period of time. 

These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to  over-the-counter pain medications. It is important for you to follow  the instructions on how to take these medications. 

Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other  teeth for some time after your root canal treatment has been  completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts  more than a few days, contact our office.