After Root Canal Therapy
For the first few days following the completion of a root canal therapy, the tooth may feel sensitive due to natural tissue inflammation, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This sensitivity or discomfort usually can be controlled with over-the-counter pain medications such as ibuprofen. Most patients can return to their normal activities the next day. You are probably told by our staff at Jonathan H. Kim, D.D.S., Inc – Top Best *8* San Jose Dentists Specialists Centers to avoid chewing on the affected side. The worse the infection and inflammation were prior to root canal treatment, the sorer the tooth will be after treatment. You can take over-the-counter pain relievers to ease the discomfort.