Post Root Canal Care: Best Tips and Practices

Contrary to popular belief, a root canal is no longer a painful procedure. The American Association of Endodontists estimates that more than 15.1 million root canals are performed every year in the United States. With that many procedures going on, modern dentistry has developed methods of making the procedure pain-free, thanks to anesthetic. The goal of a root canal is to actually relieve the pain from inflammation or infection inside a tooth — while saving the tooth. There may be some pain and discomfort following the procedure, but it's very manageable. Here are some tips to help ensure that your root canal is a success.

Best Tips & Practices After a Root Canal

Aside from the initial surgery, a full root canal procedure, including placement of the crown, can take several weeks. This is because it takes time to heal following the removal of damaged pulp. If you follow the tips above and keep all of your appointments, your root canal will be a success. If you need to schedule an appointment because you're experiencing pain or discomfort from a tooth, click the “Request Appointment” button.

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