Root Canal Recovery
The reputation of root canal treatment as being painful makes many patients worry about recovery from the procedure. Contrary to popular misconception, root canal recovery is actually fairly quick and virtually painless with the medications our dentist prescribes. Here is more about recovery from root canal and how patients can make the experience easier.
Time Until Recovery Is Complete
Root canal recovery can take two weeks for healing to finish completely, but patients do not need to worry about pain or activity limitations throughout this entire period. In fact, patients can generally resume their usual lifestyles immediately following treatment. For the first days after root canal, patients should use pain medications provided by our dentist to prevent pain as the tissues begin to heal.
Making Recovery Easier
Patients may experience some tenderness after undergoing root canal, but pain is unlikely to be severe if patients take their prescribed pain medication. In some cases, swelling and teeth sensitivity may occur for the first few days. With a healthy lifestyle, avoidance of smoking and strict adherence to post-treatment instructions, patients can usually expect recovery to be a breeze.
While root canal recovery may seem intimidating, modern techniques and medications make the healing process easier to bear. If pain is severe or accompanied by other symptoms, however, patients should contact our dentist immediately so that problems can be ruled out. Depending on the cause of the extended pain, our dentist may recommend re-treatment, root canal surgery or other treatments. To learn more about recovery from root canal, patients can schedule a consultation with our endodontist in Los Angeles.
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