23
Jun

What To Expect After Your Root Canal

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Root canal procedures are performed to treat infections in the soft tissue (nerve) inside the root of your tooth. This infection can be really painful, and if left untreated, lead to further infection or tooth loss. During a root canal, your dentist will remove all the infected nerve, clean the canals, and then fill and seal the space. After this, a crown should be placed over the tooth to restore function and strength to natural tooth structure as root canal treatment can cause the tooth to become brittle and subject to fracture. Following a root canal, it’s normal to feel some tenderness around the affected tooth. This should only last a few days. If there is significant pain, or if it lasts longer than a few days, you should contact your dentist immediately. Jaw soreness or discomfort is common after root canal procedures; over-the-counter pain medication such as Advil or…

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3
Oct

5 Things To Know About Root Canal Therapy

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The misconceptions around root canal therapy come from a lack of general knowledge about the procedure. Knowing the facts about root canal therapy helps you feel more confident about undergoing root canal therapy while ensuring that you get the best results possible. The following are five things to know about root canal therapy. Root Canal Therapy is a Common Procedure Root canal treatments are performed all over the world. There are more than 15 million root canals performed each year, giving patients relief from chronic dental issues and improving their overall health. You Have Options Root canal therapy can be done by your local dentist or an endodontist. An endodontist specializes in procedures involving the pulp, which is the soft tissue inside your teeth. Why You Need a Route Canal A root canal is applied when the pulp inside the tooth is affected by inflammation or infection. This is often…

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12
Sep

How To Sleep After Root Canal Treatment

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Following root canal treatment it is quite common to experience some swelling (inflammation), tenderness, and pain at the site. These side effects typically subside within a few days provided you follow proper post-therapy care, including refraining from chewing or grinding teeth on the side of the mouth where the root canal was done. Unfortunately, the pain and discomfort can keep you from enjoying your sleep. Your dentist should give you some medication to manage the pain and swelling, as well as strict guidelines for post-treatment care. With regard to sleeping, it is recommended that you keep your head in an elevated position for the first few nights, unless you have some physical handicap. If you find it hard to sleep, you can adjust your environment accordingly by: Making the room completely dark and cool. Listening to relaxing music or sounds so your thoughts can drift without trying too hard to…

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