It’s vital that you follow your dentist’s instructions after a root canal procedure in order for your mouth to heal quickly. You’ll also want to keep an eye on the pain and avoid infection.
During a root canal treatment, your tooth is thoroughly cleaned, which might leave your mouth tender just after the treatment. You may also feel some pain and discomfort when the local anesthesia wears off. The cleaning process may leave you often with discomfort and irritation. This condition should only last a few days following your treatment. To help manage the pain, your dentist may prescribe over-the-counter pain relievers.
Anesthesia can make you drowsy so you should exercise caution driving a car or operating heavy machinery right after the procedure.
While the treated tooth may feel different from your other teeth for a while after the procedure, if you experience any of the following symptoms, you should call your dentist right away:
- Swelling inside or outside your mouth
- Symptoms that you had, before starting the treatment, have reappeared
- Pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days
- An allergic reaction to medication (rash, hives or itching)
- Your bite feels uneven
Take care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, regular checkups and cleanings. Visit your dentist if you experience any pain or swelling in the future.
Dr. Salim Kapadia Dental Centre offers single visit root canal treatment, without using any temporary crown. Temporary crowns can break down easily and lead to further complications. Book an appointment online at our Scarborough dental clinic.