After your treatment, the healing process will take time to occur. Our doctor may recommend antibiotics or prescription medication to manage any infection or discomfort, as needed. You will be given all necessary information regarding appropriate dietary and hygiene measures to take following the root canal. Most often, we recommend avoiding excessively crunchy, chewy, and sticky foods. We do recommend continuing regular dental hygiene with a soft toothbrush, floss, and oral rinse. These aftercare routines help protect the natural teeth from infection or inflammation following the procedure.
It’s expected not to feel completely back-to-normal when chewing for 7-10 days following the procedure. However, within a couple of weeks, you should expect to have a much easier time with eating or drinking with no unusual temperature sensitivity.
Within three to four weeks of your root canal therapy, we recommend scheduling an appointment with your regular dentist. Your regular dentist will remove the temporary filling and restore the tooth with a more durable filling or crown. We will transfer all necessary information to your dentist to make this follow-up appointment as easy as possible for you.