Following Up on Root Canal Treatment

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Following a root canal service, you may experience a bit of tenderness. Don’t worry: this is normal. We’ve assembled the following data to aid you as you adapt during this recuperation phase. Please let us know if you have any further queries about recuperation after a root canal treatment.

After a root canal treatment, your tooth and the surrounding soft tissue and bone patches of the mouth may be sore for a few days. If the pain lasts longer than half of a week, let us know. Our dentist will work with you in hopes of relieving any uneasiness, and this may include prescribing antibiotics or pain killers.

During a follow-up visit, if an impermanent filling was positioned, the dentist will extricate the impermanent filling and replace it with a permanent one. This regular filing or crown will seal the tooth to shield it from further damage. A metal or plastic post may also be placed to support a crown if necessary.

We would love to see you in our office again so that we can examine your teeth and answer any questions you may have about root canal procedure options. Please dial 406-259-0110 to talk to the Murdock Family Dentistry office in Billings, Montana, and schedule an appointment with Dr. Casey Murdock today!