Tips for Root Canal Aftercare & Recovery

Tips for Root Canal Aftercare & Recovery

Feb 23, 2018

So you’ve scheduled your root canal therapy? You are probably wondering what exactly you can do after your treatment for the quickest, easiest and most comfortable recovery. Well luckily for you, Dental Arts St. Pete Beach is here with root canal aftercare and recovery tips! We hope that your root canal treatment and recovery goes well.

Properly Take Prescriptions

If you are undergoing root canal treatment, chances are you know how painful a tooth infection can be! If your dentist prescribes any medications or antibiotics, it is important to take the prescription as directed. This can promote better healing and reduce your risk of additional complications.

Keep Your Mouth Clean

Following your root canal therapy, it is extremely important to keep the area as clean as possible. Be careful yet thorough when brushing, flossing and rinsing your mouth to avoid any discomfort while still removing any bacteria.

Watch What You Eat

When it comes to what you should eat and drink following a root canal, there are a few simple rules to follow. Your tooth will most likely be sensitive, so hot and cold foods may cause quite a bit of discomfort. You should also avoid foods that are crunchy, chewy, sticky or hard following your treatment.

Get a Dental Crown

At our St. Pete Beach dental office, we recommend every patient who receives a root canal also get a dental crown following their treatment. A dental crown can help protect your affected tooth from further decay, damage and infection along with improving the appearance, functionality, and strength of your tooth.

Do you have additional questions regarding your root canal treatment? Don’t hesitate to contact Dental Arts St. Pete Beach. We would be happy to answer any questions you may have about root canal therapy or anything dentistry related honestly. We hope that you have a quick and speedy recovery following your root canal therapy!

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