A procedure to remove diseased pulp, thoroughly clean the canals and fill and seal the space before final restoration.
The Greek word for “tooth” is “odont” and the Greek work for “inside” is “endo”. Endodontic treatment focuses on the inside of the tooth. One type of endodontic treatment for a tooth is root canal treatment.
Non-surgical root canal therapy
A procedure to remove existing material from previous root canal treatment, clean canals, fill and seal the space before final restoration.
Diagnosis of cracked teeth
Our dentist can evaluate the tooth for possible cracks or fractures and recommend treatment.
Management of Trauma
Our dentist can evaluate the tooth after a fall or accident to determine treatment.
What to do
After Root Canal Treatment
By saving your tooth with root canal treatment, you have made a significant step towards better oral health. This guide is intended to answer questions you may have about the post-operative period and to give you info on how to preserve the health of your tooth following root canal treatment.
Eat soft foods that require minimal chewing and nothing hot that might burn your mouth. As soon as the anesthetic wears off you may eat normally. Do not chew on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist.
If you have received pre-medication for sedation go home and get plenty of rest.
Expect some soreness in your gums and jaw from the injections and from your mouth
staying open for an extended period of time.
- 12:00 PM Ibuprofen 400 mg
- 3:00 PM Tylenol 500 mg
- 6:00 PM Ibuprofen 400 mg
- 9:00 PM Tylenol 500 mg
A tooth can still decay after a root canal treatment. Therefore, it is important to maintain proper
oral hygiene with regular brushing and flossing.
If a crown is recommended, please contact your general dentist within one to two weeks. Avoid sticky candy or hard chewing on the root canal treated tooth until a permanent crown is placed.