In essence, a root canal therapy treatment involves opening the tooth to treat infected or inflamed pulp by removing damaged tissue then cleaning, reshaping, filling, and sealing it to prevent further damage and future infections. Endodontic therapy is the treatment of a tooth’s infected or inflamed pulp.
It is natural for your affected tooth to retain sensitivity in the first few days after your procedure, therefore it is recommended you avoid hard, solid foods for the first several days. Especially during this time (but also in general) it is important to brush and floss twice and rinse with an antiseptic mouthwash at least once daily to maintain good oral hygiene.
Although a full restoration may be necessary depending on the severity of the dental pulp disease, with proper oral hygiene and care, your endodontically treated tooth can last just as long as a natural tooth!
If you are experiencing sharp pains in your mouth and teeth, don’t hesitate to call our Midtown dentist office at (347)727-0806 or request a root canal consult here. Don’t let misplaced fear of pain dissuade you from getting a root canal, it could save your tooth — and your smile!
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