Root canals can help save a tooth and are a common procedure done today. Most patients can return to their normal activities directly after their root canal procedure. Patients should plan to rest the day of their root canal procedure, and most can return to work the very next day. Our bodies need proper healing time, and this time can vary between patients.
In most cases we recommend patients can return to work the day after their root canal procedure. Our dentist in downtown Hampton will discuss after care treatment with you, and answer any post treatment recovery questions you have. We will give you tips on what to do during recovery, and we always recommend calling our office if you have any prolonged pain after your procedure.
What Can I Do Immediately After My Root Canal Treatment To Help With Pain or Swelling?
- Take over the counter medications or antibiotics if recommended by your doctor.
- Use cold packs on the area to help with swelling and pain.
- Follow a soft food diet until the area is healed, and avoid chewing on the tooth that was repaired.
After your root canal procedure, you may experience pain or sensitivity, but this should subside after a few days. Following our after-care guidelines is important, and can help with your recovery. If you have had any type of anesthesia during your root canal, you should avoid operating any machinery for at least 24 hours.
Patients will return home with the area still numb, but this should wear off. Depending on how you feel, and the pain afterwards, will determine if you can return to work the next day. Most patients can resume normal activity directly after their root canal treatment.
Ready to Find Out More About Root Canal Treatment?
If you are interested in finding out more about root canal treatment and how this can benefit you, contact The Foleck Center. Our doctors have years of experience in root canal therapy, and always make your oral health a priority. We provide a calm and welcoming environment using state of the art technology. Our practice is accepting new patients, and we welcome you to join our dental family. Come experience quality dentistry you can trust, and let our team help you take control of your oral health.
To schedule your appointment with us, contact The Foleck Center, and our friendly staff will be happy to assist you.