‘Pain’ is not present during the root canal treatment itself. But before the procedure is done, patients are exposed to some discomfort—same goes after their therapy is finished. The best way to do is to prepare ahead.
Our practice at Complete Dental Health ensure the patients’ comforts before proceeding to the root canal process. For us, giving them quality dental treatments is not enough; their dental experiences should also be made comfortable too! Our dental professional is trained enough in the field of endodontics, so root canal failure is not possible. However, since pain is inevitable during the recovery period, many people may feel discouraged to undergo a root canal. That is why we are here to provide tips on how to counter discomfort while healing after the procedure.
Patients can manage pain left by a root canal treatment at home. Merely following the dentist’s instructions of taking the prescribed pain reliever should suffice. But in an instance where no medications seem to subside swelling or soreness, we advised calling the dental professional right away.
Here are other things to do in order to eliminate discomfort or problems after root canal:
- Stop using the newly treated tooth when eating. You can do so after the placement of permanent fillings or a dental crown. Remember, temporary fillings are not durable enough to withstand pressures and chewing forces.
- Keep reinfection at bay by performing proper oral hygiene regularly. Although it is hard to brush on the area that had been mended with a root canal, it is not viable to skip this portion of the mouth. Gently brush it with a toothbrush that is equipped with soft bristles to avoid causing it pain. Use dental floss for extra cleaning as well.
There are three common reasons why patients suffer from discomfort or teeth sensitivity for a few days following the root canal.
A dental instrument accidentally damaged the surrounding tissues
Different dental tools are used to complete the root canal process; some of which has pointed ends that can poke the gums or other tissues, thereby aggravating pain.
The tissues surrounding the gums are left puffy or inflamed
Even though the dental professional already extracted the infected nerve that had been the source of a toothache, patients can still feel discomfort if the nerves located on the tissues that surround the tooth remained swollen and inflamed.
The temporary fillings are not balanced
The way non-permanent fillings are applied can also affect the recovery period of the patients. If the filling material does not sit properly on the tooth—or if it is placed higher than the other pearly white, this filled tooth will be the one to receive most bite pressures. As a result, this spot is most likely to sore.
If you notice problems after receiving Root Canal in Coral Springs, FL, do not hesitate to talk to us at Complete Dental Health. We are always ready to help our patients achieve a smoother experience after undergoing any dental procedures in our clinic. For more information about our dental services, visit 4651 N. State Road 7, Suite 4#, Coral Springs, FL 33067.