- Slight to moderate pain and some sensitivity to pressure is common after a root canal. You may feel tender or sore on the gum for a few days. All discomfort should gradually fade within three days.
- Follow instructions on all prescribed medications.
- If you had a temporary filling placed over your tooth, avoid biting on that tooth for an hour or until the numbness goes away. It is a good idea to chew on the opposite side of the mouth until the permanent filling is placed.
- You can brush and floss your teeth as normal.
- You could damage your tooth if placement of the permanent restoration is delayed, so keep your next scheduled appointment.
- Continue your brushing and flossing.
If you have any questions or concerns or find yourself in an unusual amount of pain, just give our office a call. Call 911 for emergencies.