What to Expect After Root Canal Treatment
A temporary filling will be placed in your tooth. Do not chew for the first thirty to sixty minutes after the appointment. Please see your general dentist for the permanent restoration.
If an infection is present and has spread beyond the end of the root, antibiotics may be prescribed. Please take the antibiotics until they are all gone, even if you begin to feel better.
There may be soreness in the area due to the injection and also having your mouth open for a long time. Massage your jaw joint and rinse with warm salt water twice per day as needed.
Inflammation and infection in the bone from the tooth may take up to 6 weeks to feel better and over a year to heal. Please do not tap or poke around the tooth.
Take pain medication as directed.
Please call us if you have any questions or concerns
Make an appointment in 3 to 12 months to check the tooth