How to Best Recover Following a Root Canal

Posted on 07/30/2019 by nh_dR9W

Root canals are sometimes needed to protect your tooth or your health. When you have one, it is important that you know what needs to be done post-treatment.

This is because without the proper care in the area, you may come across some complications. Listen to our dental team to find out what you should and should not do after this type of treatment.

Root Canal Post Treatment Care

After a root canal, it is important that you follow any recommendations provided by our dentists. This is not only for your own good, but to ensure that complications and infections are minimized after this type of procedure.

When a root canal is done, a hole is drilled into the tooth and the nerve, pulp and bacteria are removed and cleaned from the inside of the tooth. This is done to clean out the tooth and help the patient keep the tooth. From there, the inside of the tooth is filled again using a special filler. Once done, we may provide a temporary cap over the area we have just cleaned and fixed or we may leave it until the permanent cap is ready.

Take any medications prescribed by our dentist. Do not stop taking them unless directed to do so. You want to brush and floss daily. Be gentle with the treated tooth until the permanent crown is placed on it. You don’t want to damage it before this is done.

If you’ve had a root canal done or you think you may need one, give our office a call. We would be more than happy to go over the post treatment instructions given to you or we can schedule you for a time to come in for an exam to find out if a root canal may be what you are in need of.