Care After Root Canal Treatment

If you are scheduled to undergo a root canal surgery, you may have questions and concerns about what you should and should not do following the operation. Here are some tips for care after root canal treatment.

Care After Root Canal Treatment | Can I Drive After a Root Canal?

As an experienced Buffalo Endodontist, I often talk to patients that wonder if driving after root canal treatment is okay. The numbness that accompanies a root canal is no different from that administered for a filling or having your teeth cleaned (if your dentist numbs you for a cleaning). When you leave our office, you can drive yourself and return to work or go about normal activities.

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Care After Root Canal Treatment | Mistakes to Avoid After a Root Canal

As a Buffalo Endodontist, I am often asked what foods to avoid after a root canal.

  • Once your root canal treatment is completed, we will review your biggest potential issues with you.
  • Avoid chewing on your treated tooth, and don’t eat hard or crunchy foods.
  • The tooth will probably be slightly tender, so chewing will be uncomfortable.
  • If the tooth had a crack or a large filling, chewing something hard could break and undermine the tooth – and possibly even cause loss of the tooth.

Care After Root Canal Treatment | Root Canal Aftercare

As a Buffalo Endodontist, I am often asked what type of root canal aftercare is required after the procedure. After your root canal, you may wonder what to expect. When the anesthesia wears off, there is usually some soreness or a dull achiness. Ibuprofen (if you can take it) will usually manage any issues you might have. We recommend that you avoid chewing on the tooth until after you see your general dentist.

 

If you need treatment for a root canal, or have any issues or questions post-operation, please call our offices today to speak with one of our highly experienced endodontists.

 

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