Proper Post Root Canal Care Ensures a Healthy Healing Process

Knowing what to do after a root canal treatment can help patients recover well and prevent any further issues in the future. Patients who have taken the steps of seeing an endodontist for a root canal treatment should be congratulated for seeking out the best care to ensure their own health and well-being. After the treatment is finished, you will most likely be feeling much better. During this time, it is important to understand that there are further steps you can take to ensure you continue to heal well so you don’t have to go through a return treatment visit any time soon. Take Time to Rest and Recover Following a root canal treatment, your mouth is just beginning to heal and may be sore or tender during the first few days. This is normal and can generally be managed taking over the counter pain medications such as Advil or Tylenol as instructed by the manufacturer. If you have been prescribed any stronger pain killers by your dentist or endodontist, be sure to follow the instructions on the prescription and understand that they may cause drowsiness so it is important to take them only as directed. Give yourself time to [...]