No one wants to be in pain and one of the worst ones is a toothache. Unfortunately, there may come a time when you may need a root canal. And for many of us, a root canal sounds like your mouth will be in pain for a long while. But ignoring issues like tooth decay is the whole reason you’re in this predicament. It’s time to bite the proverbial bullet. Soon, you and your mouth have been treated and on your road to recovery. But you were right – it wasn’t a painless experience.
There’s no doubt that a root canal procedure can cause some of the worst temporary oral pain you could experience. But all is not lost; there are lots of ways you can temporarily ease some of the pain. If you’ve just had a root canal or are planning on getting one done soon, keep this handful of remedies in mind to help ease and sooth the pain after your procedure is finished:
- Make sure to take the antibiotics prescribed by your dentist.
- Relieve pain with anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen.
- Avoid eating hard, crunchy or tough foods for the first few days.
- An ice pack applied to the affected area can help to relieve pain.
- Use a numbing gel, like Oragel once the anesthesia wears off.
We all want healthy mouths, but it is our job to take the time to ensure this happens. Otherwise, we may be stuck to have a major dental procedure done to repair any damage done. Sometimes, it can’t be helped, but for the most part, it’s all on us. Aren’t you glad there are ways to soothe those dental pains?
For more information about root canal aftercare, call Dr. Ladani in Schnecksville, PA at 610-799-0600 or visit www.extraordinarysmiles.net.
Dr. Sandip Ladani proudly serve patients from Schnecksville and all surrounding areas.