Root Canal Treatment Post-Op

Post-Op Instructions for Root Canal Treatment in Kalamazoo, MI


1 - After root canal, it is common to have moderate pain and tooth sensitivity. The gums may be sore for a few days, but this will gradually improve, as the area heals.


2 - Dentists give instructions for taking medications. You should always follow the instructions provided by your dentist.


3 - When a temporary filling is set in place, you should avoid biting with the tooth for at least an hour, or as long as the numbness lasts. It is important to be gentle with the tooth until the permanent restoration is placed and chew on the opposite side of the mouth.


4 - The teeth should be brushed and flossed as you normally would.


5 - It is important to keep your follow up appointment to have the permanent restoration placed. Delaying this procedure leaves you at risk for permanent tooth damage.


6 - If you experience severe pain or swelling or have a question after root canal treatment, do not hesitate to contact our Kalamazoo, MI dental office.