How Long It Takes to Recover From a Root Canal

How Long It Takes to Recover From a Root Canal

Posted by SimpliSmiles on Dec 23 2021, 07:18 PM

Root canal is a common dental procedure performed on more than 15 million Americans every year. It is performed when there is an inflammation of soft tissue surrounding a tooth. This causes pain in the oral cavity. Damaged tissues are removed and treated to eradicate all bacterial infection.

If you are looking for a reliable dentist then you can consider visiting Dr. Peter Yelizar or Dr. Tammy Yelizar from our SimpliSmiles clinics in New York( Hicksville and Farmingdale). You will receive nothing but exceptional dental care. But first, let’s understand a little more about the procedure of a root canal and its recovery period. 

What Does the Procedure Entail?

The procedure lasts somewhere between 30 minutes to about an hour. 

  • Local Anesthesia 

Though root canal is not a major surgery, it requires administering partial anesthesia (in your mouth) to ensure sedation throughout the procedure.

  • Drilling

The dentist will create a small opening in your tooth's crown.

  • Removing Debris

All the bacterial infection, damaged tissues, or cell debris are removed.

  • Filling and Sealing

A temporary filling for a few days is followed by a permanent filling, which protects the tooth.

Recovery From a Root Canal

Before the procedure, the dentist administers anesthesia. Once the effect wears off, you may feel some discomfort for a few days. Apply cold compression to subdue the pain. 

Steps to Follow Post Procedure 

Most recovery occurs within a few days, especially if you follow the instructions given by your dentist diligently. Some of those steps include the following:

  • Manage Pain With Medication:Dentists prescribe painkillers in case the pain is unbearable. 
  • Consume Soft Food for a Few Days:This will eliminate all pressure during chewing.
  • Maintain Oral Hygiene:Brush twice a day with a soft toothbrush.
  • Visit Your Dentist if Necessary: If pain persists, pay your dentist a visit. 

Advantages of a Root Canal Procedure

  • It prevents the infection from spreading
  • Reduces the risk for additional damage 
  • Prevents extraction of tooth and prolongs the life of your tooth
  • Eliminates the symptoms of infected tooth
  • Easy recovery

Dr. Peter Yelizar or Dr. Tammy Yelizar are both available for consultations and have a lot of experience with treating a range of dental problems. You can contact our clinic at (516) 336-4902, 400 or visit us at SimpliSmiles, S Oyster Bay Rd #105, Hicksville, New York 11801. We also have a clinic at Farmingdale: (516) 756-0111. 

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