|After Root Canal Treatment|
|Root canal therapy often involves two or more visits to finish. A temporary filling or crown is adjusted to guard the tooth between appointments. After each scheduled time when anesthetic has been used, your lips, teeth and tongue may be numb for several hours. Stay away from any chewing until the numbness has totally worn off.|
Between visits, it's common for a small portion of your temporary filling to wear away or break off. If the whole filling drops out, or if a temporary crown comes off, call your dentist so it can be substituted.
You have to know that it is pretty normal to undergo some discomfort for several days after a root canal appointment, particularly when chewing. In order to manage discomfort, take pain medicine as prescribed. If antibiotics are prescribed, keep on taking them for the indicated length of time, even if all symptoms and signs of infection are vanished.
In order to further lessen pain and swelling, rinse three times a day with warm salt water; liquefy a teaspoon of salt in a cup of warm water, then rinse, swish, and spit. To defend the tooth and help keep your temporary in place:
Stay away from chewing sticky foods (especially gum).
Don’t drink hard foods and hard substances, like ice, fingernails and pencils.
If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth.
It is very important to keep on brushing and flossing normally. Typically, the final step after root canal treatment is the placement of a crown on the tooth. A crown covers and defends the tooth from breaking in the future. If your bite feels rough, you experience constant pain, swelling, bleeding or you have any other questions or concerns, contact your dentist immediately.
In case if after root canal treatment has been done a tooth still shelters bacteria or irritants which hold the tissues nearby the root of the tooth from being healthy, then the treatment has not been doing well. Some symptoms of failed root canal treatment can consist of tooth pain (varying from very mild to extreme) and tenderness or swelling in the gums in the area near the tooth (varying from very minor to pronounced).
The other signs can either:
Persist from the time of the root canal treatment.
Come into view even though the tooth has been asymptomatic for years.
In other cases a tooth may have been, and continues to be, without signs but the tissues nearby the tooth are determined as having the occurrence of persistent inflammation by way of an x-ray examination by a dentist. In these cases, if re-treatment is not an option, then the tooth should be removed.