Root canal is one of the most effective and efficient ways in saving a decayed tooth, indeed. Congratulations for your successful root canal treatment. Here are some of the care instructions that you should do after your surgery.
You Will Feel Numbness
Root canal treatment requires you to be under a local anaesthesia. After the treatment, it is normal to feel numbness in or around the tooth. While anaesthesia is still in effect, refrain from biting on lips and tongue until numbness subsides.
Avoid Biting of Chewing on Your Tooth with Filling
As your dentist will put a temporary filling very often, avoid biting or chewing on your tooth until a permanent filling or crown is placed.
Take Your Medication
Moreover, take any medications as prescribed by your dentist. Pain relievers and antibiotics are usually recommended to take after surgery. However, for any medications causing any allergic reaction, you must let your dentist know instantly.
Continue Brushing and Flossing Twice A Day
A successful treatment is one thing but doing your oral care routine at home is another thing. You must continue with your regular oral hygiene such as brushing your teeth twice a day and flossing especially after food to ensure a good oral health.
You May Feel Discomfort, Tenderness, Or Slight Pain
After surgery, it is usual to feel some discomfort, tenderness, or slight pain. This should disappear after some time but if this persists for more than a few days, please do not hesitate to get in touch with your dentist immediately.
Don’t Forget To Book Your Follow-Up Appointment
Lastly, you must ensure that you book a follow up appointment with your dentist for a guaranteed long-term success. Please do not hesitate to contact us for any concerns or questions.