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Pain Management After Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal Pain After Procedure in Calgary AB Area

It’s not uncommon to develop a twinge of anxiety when your dentist recommends root canal therapy. However, much of this fear emanates from myths you have heard about this treatment. You’ve probably overheard that root canal therapy is painful, leads to other health conditions, and has a lengthy recovery period. These misconceptions are rarely accurate. On the contrary, endodontic therapy is a pretty successful procedure and causes little discomfort or pain.

Do you have an infected tooth in Calgary, Alberta? Removal isn’t the only option on the table. Root canal therapy from Lake Chaparral Dental Care can save you pain and preserve your oral health while keeping your teeth intact.

How to Manage Pain After a Root Canal

While the root canal procedure isn’t painful, you may experience discomfort after the treatment, especially when the anesthesia wears off. However, if you observe the below aftercare tips, the pain will dissipate in a few days.

Take Medication as Prescribed by Your Dentist

A tooth that needs a root canal is painful to start with. That said, it’s perfectly normal for your tooth to feel tender after a root canal. Your dentist may prescribe pain medication to manage your discomfort. We may also recommend antibiotics to eliminate tooth infections. Always adhere to your dentist’s prescription to overcome pain after root canal therapy.

Be Gentle While Cleaning Your Teeth

Keeping your teeth clean is essential to avoid bacterial infection. You shouldn’t alter your oral care hygiene after a root canal. Brush twice a day and floss your teeth at least once daily. However, be gentle while brushing and flossing the treated tooth to avoid irritation.

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Avoid Crunchy or Hard Foods

We recommend soft foods for a few days until tooth sensitivity wanes. We also encourage chewing on the opposite side to avoid disturbing the treated tooth.

Know When You Need Help

As mentioned, pain after a root canal only lasts for a few days. However, contact your dentist if the pain doesn’t reduce or worsens over time. Additionally, if you develop a fever or your dental crown or filling pops out loose, schedule an appointment with your dentist.

Want to save your tooth with root canal treatment? Please dial (403) 768-2271 to book an appointment with Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma for painless and effective root canal treatment.

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Dr. Palka Sawhney Sharma, a graduate from the University of Alberta Neuroscience program, received Dental training at University of Alberta in Edmonton and went on to complete a two-year residency at Albert Einstein Medical Centre in Philadelphia, PA (United States). While at Albert Einstein Medical Centre she served as chief resident for a year. In this prestigious program, she took additional training in implantology, oral surgery, cosmetic services, and general dentistry.

Dr. Jay's passion for dentistry began in middle school when she selected the topic "teeth whitening agents" for a science fair competition. She considered dentists as artists who could improve smiles, increase confidence, and create beneficial changes in people's lives from an early age.

Dr. Jay pursued her passion of becoming a dentist in Gold Coast, Australia, where she earned a Master of Dentistry degree from Griffith University. Her enthusiasm for dentistry and sympathetic attitude drives her to make your dental visit as peaceful and comfortable as possible.

She enjoys educating patients about the significance of oral health and is dedicated to expanding her knowledge of the most recent dental innovations to provide outstanding care to her patients. Dr. Jay finds it tremendously satisfying to alleviate dental anxiety while ensuring your trust is always in excellent hands.

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