It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area over the next few days as your body undergoes the natural healing process. Your tooth may also feel different from your other teeth for some time after your root canal treatment has been completed.
These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over the counter pain medications. It is very important for you to follow the instructions on how to take these medications. If a narcotic medication is taken, it may make you drowsy. You should not drive if you take the medication.
Contact us immediately if you have:
- visible swelling inside or outside your mouth
- an allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives or itching
- a return of original symptoms
- your bite feels uneven
Root canal treatment is only one step away to returning your tooth to full function. A proper final restoration of the tooth is extremely important in ensuring long term success. Contact your general dentist as soon as possible to arrange your next appointment for the final restoration of your tooth. Chew as little as possible on that side until you see your general dentist.