Post Root Canal Tips
Post Root Canal Tips to a Fast Recovery
A root canal is a treatment to repair and save a damaged or infected tooth instead of removing it. If you’ve just had a root canal, congratulations! You go through it. Root canals often get a bad rap on TV shows and commercials because patients are in pain. However, this is not the case because root canals are the procedure we use to get you out of pain. In the article below, Dr. Cody Boals shares what you can expect over the next couple of days and weeks.
Post Root Canal: Days After
So after any surgical procedure, you can expect to be sore for a few days. Dr. Boals says you can expect some discomfort around the tooth and maybe even way down at the tooth. This can go on until that area is healed and that infection is 100% cleared. It’s nothing too bad. Just expect a little bit of soreness in that area.
Post Root Canal with Dental Crown
If you’ve had a dental crown does as well, you’ll want to avoid chewing on that tooth. That area might take at least seven to 10 days to start feeling normal again. Stay on top of your pain medication. Dr. Boals recommends taking ibuprofen 600 milligrams every six hours. You can also add Tylenol. You can do 500 milligrams at that same time.
Contact Kissing Camels Family Dentistry
Root canals are done all the time by your Coloraod Springs dentists. If you have any questions or concerns about this treatment, please contact our dental office in Colorado Springs, CO. Dr. Cody Boals and Dr. Alexa Johnson are happy to help. Please subscribe to our YouTube Channel to stay informed on our latest tips and tricks.