Notes on Root Canal Treatment:

  1. 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.
  2. Follow instructions on all prescribed medications.
  3. 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.
  4. You can brush and floss your teeth as normal.
  5. You could damage your tooth if placement of the permanent restoration is delayed, so keep your next scheduled appointment.
  6. 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.