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4 Root Canal Recovery Tips

Posted on 4/26/2021 by City Smiles DC
4 Root Canal Recovery TipsRoot canal is often recommended to treat a deep tooth cavity that is no longer treatable otherwise. It is also an effective treatment procedure for some cases of broken teeth.

During the process, the pulp of the tooth is removed while preserving its outer shell. The inside is then cleaned and sealed. Here are some tips for recovering from a root canal treatment as early as possible:

Avoid Exercise

If you exercise regularly, you need to put it off for a few days if you've just had root canal treatment. Exercising after may cause bleeding and toothache. Once you are on your feet again, look up exercises that are especially designed for people recovering from surgery.

Take Painkillers

You may experience some pain and discomfort once the anesthetic wears off. Go for over-the-counter medicines to reduce inflammation and ease the pain. If your dentist has prescribed any antibiotics, make sure you complete the full course as instructed.

Gargle With Saltwater

After a root canal treatment, there is a risk of infection in the gum surrounding your tooth. This can lead to severe pain, which is why preventive measures should be adopted early on. Take a small cup of lukewarm water and add a pinch of salt to it. Swish it around in your mouth and spit.

Get Substantial Rest

It is imperative to rest well after a root canal treatment. Take a day or two off from work to benefit from a quicker recovery time. Oral surgery can lead to soreness and discomfort, making you physically tired. Resting and sleeping well is best for quick healing.

Pain and discomfort after a root canal treatment is likely to go away soon. In case you continue to suffer from pain, bleeding, swelling, or fever, schedule an appointment with us at City Smiles DC by calling us at (202) 223-6300 today.

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