Root canal therapy will necessitate a few days of recovery, during which time you can follow your normal dental care routine, but you should be gentle with your teeth. Avoid hard foods and cut back on sugary or acidic beverages.
It is normal to feel some pain or discomfort following the procedure, but most patients find that simple acetaminophen or ibuprofen offers relief. If they do not, or if the pain seems excessive, contact your dental professional.
Every year in Canada, root canal therapy is performed more than one million times. This common, but sometimes misunderstood procedure, is performed to save damaged or diseased teeth and maintain smiles.