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Root canal | post-treatment tips


Anesthesia

The anesthesia will disappear completely within 2 to 3 hours after treatment. Avoid chewing on the treated side before the anesthesia wears off or you may bite your cheek and hurt yourself.

Medication

To minimize postoperative sensitivity, we prioritize ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil). If the dentist has prescribed you an antibiotic, it is important to take all the tablets for the prescribed amount of time even if you do not feel any pain.

Adaptation

If a temporary restoration has been placed, it is possible to feel the tooth a little rough. It will take you a few days to adapt.

Sensitivity

Feeling any discomfort is normal. During the first 7 to 14 days, there is a possibility of moderate sensitivity. A telephone follow-up will be done in the coming days to ensure that everything is going well and to answer any questions you may have.

Oral hygiene care

It is important to continue your regular hygiene care. Brush and floss daily.

Note

Some people believe that teeth with a root canal treatment can no longer decay since the tooth is now dead... FALSE. Enamel is all the more sensitive to tooth decay since it is no longer hydrated by the blood flow. It is therefore important to maintain rigorous hygiene care.

A crown is required in the short or medium term to prevent the tooth from fracturing..

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