We understand that undergoing a root canal procedure can be a bit nerve-wracking, but rest assured, our team is here to make your experience as comfortable and stress-free as possible. In this section, we will walk you through what you can expect after a root canal procedure at our clinic.
First and foremost, it’s important to note that the recovery process varies from person to person. However, we will give you a general idea of what you might experience after your root canal treatment.
Immediately after the procedure, it’s normal to feel some numbness in the treated area. This numbness may last for a few hours until the anesthesia wears off. During this time, we recommend avoiding eating or drinking anything hot until the feeling returns to avoid accidentally burning yourself.
You may also experience some tenderness or discomfort in the treated tooth for a few days following the root canal. This is completely normal and can usually be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers such as ibuprofen. If the pain persists or becomes severe, don’t hesitate to reach out to our team.
In some cases, your dentist may place a temporary filling on the tooth after the root canal procedure. This is done to protect the tooth until a permanent restoration, such as a dental crown, can be placed. It’s important to follow any instructions provided by your dentist regarding care for the temporary filling.
Once your tooth has fully healed, you will return to our clinic for the placement of a permanent restoration. This could be a dental crown or another type of restoration depending on your specific case. Your dentist will discuss this with you and answer any questions you may have.
After your root canal procedure and restoration are complete, it’s crucial to maintain good oral hygiene practices. Brushing twice daily, flossing regularly, and scheduling regular dental check-ups will help ensure the long-term success of your root canal treatment.
Root canals are costly, depending on the condition and tooth type. Root canals cost between $800 and $1,400. X-rays and extra treatments like crowns may alter price. Root canal insurance may lower this expense. Patients must check with their insurer before scheduling procedures.
No matter the estimated cost of a root canal procedure, it is important to remember that this treatment is an important preventive measure that can save a patient from needing more extensive and expensive systems. Any pain experienced in the mouth should not be ignored as it could be a sign of underlying dental issues that may need attention.
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