Telltale Signs You Need A Root Canal

June 30, 2022
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A persistent toothache can land you in the dentist’s chair for a root canal procedure. Even after successful treatment, one needs to be meticulous with the aftercare so that the recovery after having the root canal is proper.

Root Canal Recovery Time

Aftercare part, once done with a root canal, many pivots around getting rid of the pain. Your dentist may write a prescription for narcotics (approved for use) to lessen the pain and discomfort.

After getting a root canal, recovery time is no more than 2 to 3 days. The pain will gradually go down. In the longer run, you must understand the importance of flossing and brushing every day. Even so, book biannual deep dental cleanings at the dentist’s to ensure that your teeth stay in top health.

We suggest you bring an attendant along to take you home, as painkillers may cause drowsiness. Some patients want the ones available over the counter.

Regarding eating, mainly soft foods in the initial days after your procedure work best to avoid pain.

Recovery Days 1 to 3 Days after Getting a Root Canal

Your root canal treated teeth/ tooth may turn sensitive. Therefore, brush and floss the area around that tooth very gently.

Ask your dentist to recommend any specific oral hygiene product for use.

With these specialized products and maintaining a good oral hygiene regime, you can easily protect your tooth that has been treated, as well as keep your other teeth and gums healthy.

You must not forget to set up an appointment for a follow-up to make sure that the tooth is healing properly or not.

Factors That Affect the Time of This Procedure

Mostly, a root canal procedure takes around 30 and 90 minutes to finish. Usually, dentists thoroughly treat root canals within a single visit; however, difficult cases may need 2 appointments on the whole. Having said that, several factors impact how the timeline of your root canal, which are:

  • The level of infection spread in the area.
  • Where the tooth (infected) is present inside the mouth. Front teeth have just a single root (which takes less time), while molars can have four (i.e., more time)
  • Whether or not your tooth needs fillings or a crown once done.
  • The length and level of comfort with your mouth open.

Telltale Signs You Need A Root Canal

  • Irregular, uncomfortable bite
  • Swelling does not go down even after 1 or 2 days.
  • Temporary fillings fall out.

Final Words

If you have questions about the root canal recovery process, Perio Health is ready to answer them. Or, in case you want to get one done, contact our dentists for more details.

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