After the root canal is completed, detailed instructions will be provided and explained to you on how to care for the tooth in the coming days. Here are some general instructions:
Since the tooth will be numb right after completing the root canal, you should not eat until the numbing agent wears off. The length of time depends on the person, but two hours is the safe average.
You may feel mild to moderate discomfort for a few days after the root canal, so you will be instructed at the end of the appointment on what pain medication to take if needed.
If the tooth is swollen at the time of the procedure, an antibiotic may be prescribed as well.
In the next few days, warm salt-water rinses are helpful, around four times a day. You should mix a teaspoon of salt (regular table salt) in a glass of water (around 9 oz.). Swish for around 1 minute and spit.
Problems after a root canal occasionally occur. People may swell, develop an infection, bruise, develop a fever, or bleed after the procedure. If this happens to you or if anything is bothering you after any surgery in our office, please contact us immediately. We know this is a difficult period for you, so please do not hesitate to call with any questions or concerns… (561) 733-4004.
Also, after a root canal, you should make an appointment with your dentist to continue the treatment of the tooth.
Dr. Kenneth Kerman – Endodontist: Root canal specialist
Endodontist (root canal specialist) Dr. Kenneth Kerman comes to our office two days each week to consult with patients and perform pain-free root canals. Dr. Kerman uses only the most technological equipment and has an amazing amount of training and experience, over 19 years, in root canals. If you think you may need a root canal, please feel free to contact us for an evaluation.