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What To Do After A Root Canal
Stop the infection: A root canal is performed because there is bacteria in the root of the tooth. When the root canal is performed some of that bacteria can enter the blood stream. The antibiotic is an extra precaution to eliminate that bacteria and ensure the body can take of bacteria around the tooth. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
The same . . . : Teeth treated endodontically should look the same, with the exception of an access hole that is drilled on the biting surface of back teeth or the back sides of front teeth. If there is a lot of decay on the tooth, removal of it may alter the appearance of the tooth. Either way, the tooth will be filled so that it is properly sealed and most often, this is barely noticeable. ...Read more
Nothing to something: Root canal post op varies from nothing meaning no pain or discomfort to some discomfort. But nothing major to keep you up at night or away from work. Mostly it will remove your original pain immediately. Sometimes a generalized soreness upon chewing or touching the area is normal for few days after the procedure. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Yes!: Of course this depends upon you; however, for most all people there is very little reason why you could not go to work. We all know those who do not go to work even if they just feel tired or have perhaps sniffles. Truly, much depends upon your own willingness to work and perhaps mental toughness. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Pain and root canals: If you had pain before the root canal, chances are that the pain will still be there after the root canal. Also, inflammation peaks at 48 hours after a procedure, and typically after that period of time, you will begin to experience more relief. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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