Your Dental Associates endodontist will ensure that your root canal therapy extends beyond the procedure and will help manage any post-procedure pain you may have. You may be prescribed pain relievers or an antibiotic depending on the status of the remaining pulp and the amount of swelling.
Your tooth may be sensitive for the first few days following root canal therapy. This is natural, and will reside after a few days. In the meantime, it is best to minimize chewing on the treated tooth until your root canal therapy is completely finished and the permanent filling or dental crown is in place. Treating it gingerly will help manage the pain, promote healing and prevent breakage of any temporary crown.
Root canal therapy is highly successful and has more than a 95% success rate. To ensure that your restored tooth remains in good condition, you should treat it like every other tooth in your mouth. Be sure to brush and floss it, and see your dentist twice per year for routine cleanings.
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