What can you eat after root canal treatment
What to eat after root canal treatment:
Congratulations on choosing to save your teeth with endodontic (root canal) treatment. You have lots of concerns and we want to ensure that you eat well while preserving the health of your tooth after root canal treatment.
Here are some guidelines:
- Do not consume solids or liquids of extreme temperatures until the numbness no longer exists.
- Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until given permission by your dentist
- If you wish to reduce discomfort of the soreness, you can apply warm compresses or heating pads to the area
- Do continue to brush and floss unless given different instructions by your endodontist
- If you believe that the temporary restoration has worn away, do not hesitate to contact your endodontist. It is normal for some thinning of the temporary material.
What to expect after root canal treatment
The treatment should be a thorough cleaning of your root canal system. The infected or irritated dental pulp is removed. The bacteria in the dental pulp that was causing the pain is gone.
It is normal to feel discomfort and tenderness in and around the treated tooth over the next few days. Please allow your body to undergo its natural healing process. Your jaw would be tender from having been open for an extended period of time. Over the counter pain medications should suffice to reduce this temporary pain.
Expect your treated tooth to feel different and even sensitive over the next few days. If however you have severe pain. Please contact your endodontist.
Other reasons to contact your endodontist
- If you see a swelling internally or externally (in your mouth)
- If you experience an allergic reaction (inclusive of rash, hives, itching)
- If the original symptoms return
- If your bite feels uneven
Other than what we have told you not to eat, feel free to ease your way into normal food consumption after your root canal treatment.
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