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Pain After Root Canal: What You Should Know

Root canal therapy, provided by the expert team at PS Dental, is a common procedure designed to save your natural tooth and alleviate pain. But what happens when you experience discomfort post-treatment? Let’s take a look.


Root canal therapy is a dental procedure that treats infection or inflammation in the tooth’s root. It involves removing the damaged pulp, cleaning, disinfecting the root canal, and sealing it. Despite its reputation, the procedure is usually no more uncomfortable than a regular filling. However, it’s normal to experience some level of discomfort or sensitivity after the procedure, which should subside within a few days.


Pain after root canal therapy can occur for several reasons. It might be due to inflammation in the surrounding tissues, irritation from the procedure itself, or even a tiny branch of the root left untreated. In rare cases, the original infection might have spread, causing continued discomfort. It’s important to note that while some pain or sensitivity is normal, prolonged or severe pain may indicate a complication and should be addressed by your dentist.


Over-the-counter pain relievers are typically sufficient to manage post-procedure discomfort. Rinsing your mouth with warm salt water can also help. Avoid chewing hard foods with the treated tooth until it’s fully recovered. If the pain persists or intensifies, it’s crucial to reach out to your dentist. They may prescribe stronger pain medication or suggest additional treatments.


To minimize discomfort and promote healing after root canal therapy in Glastonbury, it’s important to follow certain preventive measures. Stick to soft foods for a few days to reduce pressure on the treated tooth. Also, maintain a diligent oral hygiene routine, but be gentle around the treated area to avoid irritation. Avoid smoking and drinking alcohol as they can hinder the healing process.


It’s helpful to understand what a normal healing process looks like post-root canal therapy. You may experience mild discomfort or sensitivity to pressure for a few days, which gradually decreases. The tissue around the treated tooth may feel sore, but this too should go away with time. Complete healing usually occurs within a few weeks.


If your pain is severe or is accompanied by swelling or a return of the original symptoms, it’s time to seek further treatment. Dr. Sinha at PS Dental is committed to ensuring your root canal therapy is successful and as comfortable as possible. Don’t hesitate to reach out if you’re experiencing any concerns post-procedure.


At PS Dental, your comfort and well-being are our priority. If you’re experiencing persistent pain after root canal therapy, don’t suffer in silence. Reach out to our expert team led by Dr. Sinha, who will guide you through your recovery process. Remember, root canal therapy is meant to alleviate pain, not cause it. Call us today to discuss any concerns or to schedule an appointment. We’re here to ensure your smile stays healthy and bright!

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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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Suparna Banerjee
2 months ago
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2 months ago
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2 months ago
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3 months ago
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4 months ago
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