5 Things to Do After a Root Canal

Posted on: December 28, 2015


At Columbia Advanced Dental Studio, we can save infected and damaged teeth by performing root canals. This procedure can be incredibly beneficial by allowing your natural teeth to remain intact. If you have one scheduled, here are five things to do after a root canal in Columbia, MD.

  1. Take ibuprofen. This will help reduce swelling and keep you comfortable. You may need to take ibuprofen for a couple of days up to a week. Afterward, any discomfort you feel should go away.
  2. Use ice or a cold compress. Apply this to your face, but be careful not to put ice directly onto your skin. We recommend this for 15 minutes at a time on the day you have a root canal.
  3. Eat soft foods. After an endodontics procedure, you need to avoid eating anything that is hard, scratchy, or could irritate your gums.
  4. Brush carefully. You need to brush your teeth but do so carefully so the toothbrush does not irritate your tooth.
  5. Avoid touching the area with your tongue or food. You want to let the area heal, and it will be sensitive for a few days after your endodontics procedure, so be careful to avoid touching it.

We perform root canals on a regular basis and can use this endodontics procedure to restore your oral health. If you are currently suffering from tooth pain or sensitivity, call (410) 635-5105 to schedule an appointment with our Columbia, MD dental office. At Columbia Advanced Dental Studio, we treat patients throughout the 21045 area and would be happy to assist you.

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