Endodontics or Root Canal Aftercare
Instructions for Aftercare Following a Root Canal or Endodontic treatment.
When a local anaesthetic is used to thoroughly numb the area being treated. This numbness in your lips, teeth or tongue might last for several hours after the procedure. You should avoid any chewing until the numbness has completely worn off.
Caring for your temporary crown or filling
A temporary filling is normally placed to protect your tooth. It is common for a small portion of a temporary filling to wear away or break off.
- Avoid chewing gum and eating sticky or hard foods.
- If possible, chew only on the opposite side of your mouth.
- Continue to brush normally.
- Floss carefully each day, pulling the floss out from the side as you floss next to the temporary – lifting the floss out from the top can cause the temporary to come loose. We may advise you not to floss in some cases.