Root Canal Treatment
Root Canal Treatment
Aberdeen Dental Center offers root canal treatment for Vernon residents. You can rely on us for the best dental services.
What is Root Canal Treatment?
A root canal is a dental procedure used to repair and save a tooth that has become badly decayed or infected. This can happen due to deep decay, repeated dental work, worn down or cracked teeth, or injury to the tooth. Our team will strive to make the process of root canal treatment simple and efficient.
The best thing you can do after a root canal is to follow the aftercare tips your dentist provides. These tips will help you heal faster and prevent any further complications.Brush your teeth regularly to keep your gums healthy.Don’t eat hard or chewy foods after a root canal: These foods can cause the temporary filling or crown to dislodge, exposing sensitive tissue to infection. Instead, choose softer options like soup, mashed potatoes, oatmeal, or yogurt until the permanent filling is placed.
Ice the area
Swelling is common after a root canal, so applying an ice pack as soon as possible is essential to reduce pain and swelling. You can do this several times daily as needed until the swelling disappears.
Tobacco products interfere with the body’s healing process and increase the risk of infection. So, for the first few days after a root canal, you should stop smoking altogether.
Eating soft foods
Make sure to eat soft and lukewarm meals. Eating on the opposite side of the mouth from the treatment area until the permanent filling is placed is also a good idea.
The body naturally heals when it’s rested. So don’t rush back to work, school or other activities.
Drink plenty of water
It’s essential to stay hydrated as your recovery progresses. It will help your body recover from the procedure and prevent further complications.
What are the signs that you need a Root Canal Treatment?
Throbbing pain caused by the infection in your tooth’s pulp is an obvious sign of needing a root canal treatment. It may also be accompanied by other signs, like temperature sensitivity, a visible fistula and foul-tasting drainage along your gum tissue. Pain in your teeth that don’t go away or gets worse in certain positions is another symptom of needing a root canal. This could happen if the tooth is infected, cracked or impacted.
Sensitivity can be a sign of many things, but lingering sensitivity usually indicates the need for a root canal treatment.
Swelling is a common symptom of an infection and could indicate you need a root canal treatment. Generally, swelling is only seen around the infected tooth but can also be a symptom of inflammation in the gums.
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