Root Canal Operation

Post Operative Instructions for Root Canal Treatment

What are the Complications of Root Canal Treatment?

After a root canal treatment, these post-operative instructions should be carefully followed. These are the most common post-operative complications of root canal treatment.

Because an anesthetic has been used, your lips and tongue may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid any chewing motions until the numbness has completely worn off. It is very easy to bite your tongue or lips while you are numb.

It is normal to feel some tenderness on your newly operated tooth and cause no alarm for a few days after root canal therapy. Because your body undergoes the natural healing process in this way. You may also feel some tenderness and ache in your jaw resulted from keeping it open for an extended period of time. These symptoms will decrease over time. In order to reduce discomfort, you can put an ice pack over the treated area for a total of 30 minutes when you get to your hotel to minimize swelling. Give 5 minutes break in every 10 minutes not to burn your cheeks with ice.

In some cases, tooth has to be covered by a crown in order to protect it from breaking in the future. If recommended so, delay in obtaining final restoration (crown) may result in fracture and/or possible loss of the tooth. Therefore, come to the clinic on your suggested appointment. Please avoid crunchy or hard foods which could cause the tooth without a crown to fracture.

You should avoid chewing on the side of your mouth for a while where the procedure was performed for regular cases too. In this way, you do not irritate the area and also ensure the healing process. Also, do not apply any pressure to the tooth or teeth under treatment for the next few days. After the initial few days, you may return to your daily routine. If prescribed, you might also need to take antibiotics to treat any remaining infection in your tooth. Continue your normal brushing and flossing habits after 24 hours.

If you notice an increasing amount of pain, tenderness or reactions to the medications contact us.
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