Root Canal | 9 Aftercare Tips for Faster Healing

When talking about a root canal, we know why the first thing which comes to your mind is pain. Although it has a reputation for being an uncomfortable procedure, the reality is far from that. A root canal is not as scary as it sounds, and the recovery time is typically around a week. However, every experience differs, and adequate healing depends largely on your aftercare journey. Let’s discuss some tips which may help in faster recovery.

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    Root Canal Aftercare Tips

    Here’s a list of things that you must follow during the recovery phase.

    1. Keep up with Oral Hygiene: Just because you got rid of that tooth pain does not mean you stop cleaning your teeth. Brush twice a day with the help of a soft-bristled toothbrush, meticulously working your way around the site of action.
    2. Steer Clear of Hard-to-Chew Food Items: It is best to have soft foods until the infected tooth area fully recovers to prevent unnecessary strain on the treated area.
    3. Limit Sweet and Acidic Foods: you can significantly lower your risk of possible re-infections (cavity development) with less intake of sugary and acidic foods and beverages.
    4. Ice and Hard Candies are A No-No: Chewing on ice or hard candies can be harmful to your restored tooth, so it’s best to avoid them.
    5. Regular Dental Checkups: Stay in touch with your dentist and attend all scheduled appointments, which include dental cleanings, to maintain good oral health.
    6. Let Anesthesia Properly Wear Off: Do not start eating or drinking right away. Halt until the anesthesia has completely worn off to prevent accidental injuries to the treated area.
    7. Always Take Prescribed Pain Medication: Even if you do not feel any pain or discomfort right after the procedure, do not skip the medications prescribed by your dentist; it helps during the recovery phase.
    8. Be Careful around the Treated Area: Avoid targeting (eating or rigorously cleaning) the tooth that underwent root canal treatment.
    9. Opt for Permanent Restoration: Ask your dentist for a permanent filling to reduce re-infection risk and ensure long-term oral health.

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    Food Choices and Root Canal Recovery

    What you choose to eat does play a vital role in the healing process. Steer clear of foods with inflammatory properties. Items that have high spice content and alcohol are clear markers that slow down recovery.

    How Much Time Does It Take To Do a Root Canal?

    Typically, a root canal takes around 35 to 90 minutes, and it usually requires only one visit to the dentist. The duration of your treatment depends on factors like the infection’s severity, the affected tooth’s location, etc.

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    Closing Note

    If you have any questions regarding the recovery period of a root canal, contact a professional from Spring Dental Arts at (281) 651-9494. You can also drop by our clinic; we are located at 21334 Kuykendahl Rd, Suite B, spring, TX, 77379

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