Root Canals Staley Dental Arts
What is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a treatment used to repair and save a tooth that is badly decayed or becomes infected.
Without treatment, the tissue surrounding the tooth will become infected and abscesses may form.
Procedures following Root Canal Treatment
Take your prescribed medication as directed.
Because a temporary filling is on the tooth, do not bite hard for one hour after your appointment. Once the permanent filling is in place, chew carefully on the opposite side of your mouth.
Do not bite your lips, cheeks, or scrape your gums. Children should be watched carefully to make sure they don’t do this. It will damage soft tissues and result in pain.
Sensitivity to cold and heat, as well as any soreness, should go away in a few days.
Brush and floss gently.