When a patient comes with pain in tooth that has nerve damage due to an infection or dental decay, the solution to saving that tooth may lie in a root canal treatment. By keeping your original tooth, you can avoid the need for an artificial tooth. To maintain proper functioning, your tooth does not necessarily need its nerve, it has no sensation after the nerve is removed but it remains fully functional.
The procedure of a root canal can be done in single or multiple visits to your dentist. First, you will be given a local anesthetic injection to numb the infected area . Then, a hole will be made in the tooth to access the root canal treatment. Once the damaged area can be reached, the pulp (nerve) will be cut and cleared out and the canal will be thoroughly cleaned. The canal will then be filled with root filling material and the cavity filled with a filing material.
After your root canal procedure, you must be sure to follow your dentist’s instructions. Proper care is mandatory to maintain a healthy mouth. The following are 6 tips to follow after root canal treatment:
Take your prescriptions as directed
It is necessary to take any prescribed medicines as directed in order to prevent any further or additional infection.
Pay attention to your pain levels
The discomfort you feel after a root canal treatment can typically be treated with normal pain killer medicines like combiflame, ketorol. if you have a intense pain, contact your dentist immediately.
Keep the area clean
Maintain proper oral hygiene in the area of treatment. Keep the area very clean. You can do so by continue to brush and floss regularly and gently rinsing your mouth.
Avoid certain foods
Any food that is hard, chewy, or crunchy should be avoided right after you have a root canal.
Be careful to not put pressure on your infected tooth
Your tooth can be very tender after the treatment. Do not put undue pressure on the treated tooth. Try not to chew from that side till root canal is fully completed.
Consider getting a crown for your tooth
Root canal treatment is usually attempted in a tooth which is grossly damaged and decayed. Further, after the root canal treatment, the tooth becomes brittle like glass due to the lack of blood and nerve supply. The tooth can fracture anytime under heavy masticatory forces. Hence it is mandatory to put a crown after root canal treatment in most of the cases to increase the longevity of the tooth and preventing it from breakage.
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