Root canals are typically the best option if you have a tooth with nerve damage caused by either decay or infection. A root canal is a procedure that removes an infected tooth and saves your mouth from more harm. Your teeth do not rely on nerves for functioning, so removal of the nerve will not cause any damage or major changes to your mouth. Root canals allow you to keep your natural tooth, which also saves the need for an artificial tooth, alignment of your teeth and stress on your jaw. After you receive a root canal, it is vital that you follow your post-op care instructions very closely to support proper healing; all root canals should be performed by an established dentist only.
Aftercare Tips from Root Canal:
It is normal to experience some pain and discomfort a few days after root canals. Teeth are anesthetized, so numbness on your lips, tongue and roof of mouth are also common. You will also tend to feel pressure and tooth sensitivity for a few weeks after; over the counter pain medicine and warm compresses are recommended to help cope with any of these symptoms. If your doctor has prescribed you any other medication, make sure you take any to prevent further or additional infection. Avoiding hard or chewy food is advised, as well as proper hygiene to make your recovery faster and smoother. After any procedure, it is always urged to rest and recuperate before returning to any strenuous activity or habits. Oral health is just as important as any other health, so making sure your mouth is happy and healthy will do you good.
About Johnson Family Dentistry – Orlando, FL
At Johnson Family Dentistry, we are a dental practice devoted to restoring and enhancing the natural beauty of your smile using conservative, state-of-the-art procedures that will result in beautiful, long, lasting smiles. We are conveniently located next to Publix Super Market in The Shoppes at Eastwood. Contact us Today at (407) 282-0002. Our Services include the following; Bonding, Crowns & Bridgework, Dental Implants, Fillings, General and Cosmetic Dentistry, Oral Cancer Screenings, Periodontal (Gum) Disease Therapy, Porcelain Veneers, Professional Teeth Cleanings, Removable Dentures, Root Canal Treatment, Sealants, Teeth Whitening, TMJ/TMD Treatment, and Tooth Extractions.