Root Canal Pain Management Tips

Root canals get a bad rap. While the conditions that necessitate a root canal are usually painful, the treatment uses anesthesia and therefore is entirely painless. It’s normal to feel some pain after a root canal procedure, but most patients are relieved by how quickly their root canaled tooth feels better.

Still, if you’re experiencing pain after your root canal procedure, follow these tips:

  • To make sure you don’t bite into your cheek or tongue, avoid eating solid foods until the numbness in your mouth has worn off.
  • Avoid particularly crunchy, tough or hard foods.
  • Consider sticking to a mostly-liquid diet until you feel relief.
  • Try not to chew or bite on the treated tooth or teeth until it’s been fully restored.
  • Control tenderness and sensitivity with over-the-counter pain medications.
  • Apply an ice pack to control pain concentrated to a specific site or area.
  • Gargle with salt water up to three times a day to manage pain and keep your mouth clean.
  • Take antibiotics as prescribed by your doctor to prevent infection.

Here at integratedDENTAL, our team performs root canals using state-of-the-art instrumentation — so we can perform the root canal procedure faster than ever before. This technique also eliminates the drilling noise, making your root canal experience much more pleasant.

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