A root canal procedure is an effective way of saving a tooth that has experienced injury or decay to the point that it has affected the pulp. During the procedure, the pulp will be removed from the root canals of the tooth. The root canals will then be flushed and cleaned. Ultimately, the tooth will be restored with a crown. The recovery from a root canal usually takes a few days, with most patients being able to return to their normal lives the very next day.
You will likely feel tenderness in the tooth that was treated for a few days after the procedure. There is a chance that your jaw may also be sore from keeping it open for the duration of the treatment. These symptoms can effectively be treated with over-the-counter painkillers. If the pain lasts for more than a few days or gets worse, then you should contact our dentist in Los Angeles.
After the root canal procedure, your tooth will be restored with a crown. In some instances, you may not receive the crown on the same day as your root canal procedure. It is advisable to avoid biting or chewing on the tooth that was treated until it is fully restored.
If your tooth has been damaged to the point that you think it may require a root canal in order to be saved, contact our expert in root canal in Los Angeles to set up a consultation.