How to Take Care of Your Oral Health After Root Canal

How to Take Care of Your Oral Health After Root Canal

Posted by Signature Smiles & Designing Smiles on Apr 8 2022, 09:43 AM

When you begin to develop an oral cavity on your tooth, the initial days may not seem hard. However, as time passes by, the cavities grow deeper into decay, which is a dental problem that needs to be addressed. But many people still intend to avoid it and later pay for the consequences of tooth decay even with tooth loss. You don’t have to go this far.

As an ideal way to get your decay treated, get a root canal instead! 

What Is a Root Canal?

A root canal is a dental procedure that helps to save your damaged tooth instead of extracting it. Through this treatment, the dentist cleans the decay, disinfects the treated area, gets rid of the bacteria in it, and finally, places a restoration to avoid any damage in the future. The whole process is performed under sedation.

What Are the Aftercare Steps for a Root Canal?

Just like any other dental procedure, it is essential to follow the aftercare tips provided by your dentist. Some of them are as follows:

  • Do not bring any changes in your oral hygiene routine after the therapy. Plaque is the main source of tooth decay, and avoid getting it on your newly repaired tooth.
  • It is normal to have swelling for a few days, but it decreases as you start to heal.
  • You can expect sensitivity post-procedure, which will also reduce over time.
  • It might take a couple of days for you to get used to the new restorations. But if you face unusual discomfort, then let your dentist know about it.
  • Consume only the prescribed pain relievers to avoid discomfort.
  • Do not eat soon after the procedure as your mouth may have a numb feeling, which can make you prone to bite yourself.
  • Don’t chew on hard and crunchy foods while you are still recovering. Give your tooth the time to heal and get back to your normal routine.
  • Brush your teeth gently with a soft-bristled toothbrush.
  • Visit your dentist for follow-up appointments. Your dentist can keep track of the treated tooth and look into other complications.

Signature Smiles, located in Louisville and Frankfort, Kentucky, has expert dentists who offer the best dental care facilities to patients with the help of modern amenities. Call us from your nearest location and book an appointment with our practice to know more about root canal treatment and other dental care services. 

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