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Recovery tips After Root canal Treatment

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Any medical procedure you take requires a diligent aftercare to have sustainable and long-term benefits. Without so you will again end up in the same situation and condition may be more deteriorated which can’t be cured. Root canal treatment is also one of the medical procedures, after which many patients think that now everything is fine and they can have anything they want. This is true that yes you can eat whatever you want but a due care is required after root canal therapy.

Although root canal treatments are not so complicated medical procedure. It provides excellent benefits but it does affect the tooth structure and patients need to understand that they need to follow certain aftercare tips so that tooth can heal properly and does not get impacted again i.e. fractured & damaged. If a tooth gets fractured below gums then there is no way to save it again and it needs to be extracted only. Dentists who do root canal treatment in Pune provides a comprehensive list of “Do’s & Don’ts” for aftercare tips. It is very normal if you feel tenderness or discomfort in the area where a root canal is performed as the body takes its own time to get heal or adjusted with any new inclusion. Here we will be trying to get an idea of the root canal aftercare tips:

1. As it removes the inner part of the tooth, it will be weakened and altered. To get saved from tooth breakage, a cap or crown is placed on the infected tooth. Caps or crowns are placed in the subsequent sitting of the root canal procedure after temporary filling. Until the time they are placed it is not protected and needs a due care by you till procedure is completed.

2. As the area of treatment is anaesthetised, then you may feel numbness in roof, lips, and the tongue. Try not to eat anything till that numbness goes off as it can lead to biting of tongue or inner cheek.

3. Avoid biting or chewing anything from the treated tooth till your dentist confirms it is restored completely.

4. Avoid hard or crunchy foods.

5. Don’t drink too cold or too hot drinks as it will lead to sensitivity.

6. Avoid acidic food items.

7. Avoid putting pressure on the treated tooth.

8. Don’t stop flossing and brushing the treated tooth, do it normally and be careful with due care.

9. You may experience thin layer coming out when a temporary filling is done, this is common but if entire filling comes out, immediately visit your dentist.

10. Contact your endodontists if you get a swelling in your mouth- inside or outside.

11. If you get continuous itching or hives, speak to you dentist.

12. Get information on oral pain killers or medications from your dentist to reduce and manage inflammation and discomfort.

To have long term support and strength on the treated tooth, follow good and proper oral hygiene practices. Keep track of your appointments in a dental clinic in Pune to avoid any further delay.

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Dr. Nitin Oswal

Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr. Nitin Oswal
Dr Nitin Oswal completed his B.D.S from Bharati Vidyapeeth Dental College & Hospital, Pune in 2003 & M.D.S in the field of Oral & Maxillofacial surgery from Dr Dy Patil Dental College & Hospital, Pune ( Pune University) in 2008. He has a practice restricted to Oral & Maxillofacial surgery and is a consultant at Sahyadri hospital , Inamdar hospital & Ranka hospital.
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