Root canal treatment
PRECAUTIONS FOLLOWING A ROOT CANAL TREATMENT
During a root canal the tooth is numb from the use of a local anesthetic so you don’t feel anything. When the anesthetic wears off there are usually only minor swelling and tenderness. However, in a small number of cases (5%) it can be extremely uncomfortable. That is why I have prescribed a very strong pain medication for you.
To minimize any discomfort please read the following advice :
- If you have received a prescription for ANTIBIOTICS, it is very important that you finish the entire prescription even if the tooth feels fine.
- Try chewing on the other side of your mouth for the next few weeks. Your tooth may remain sensitive to pressure for up to eight weeks.
- If you experience any severe pain, fill the prescription for the strong medication with which you have been provided.
- We must remind you that a tooth which has received a root canal becomes dry and brittle and can fracture. This is why all teeth which have been subjected to a root canal require a CROWN.
Should you have any questions or problems, do not hesitate to call us.