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How to Care for your Tooth after Root Canal Therapy

Your endodontic, or root canal, therapy will usually maintain your tooth and relieve the pain you may have been experiencing. 


Please avoid biting on the tooth for the next few days. It is not unusual for the tooth to be tender after a root canal, and healing occurs more quickly if you do not chew on it immediately.


Also, be careful not to eat anything hard while anesthetized (numb)  because you might cause damage to your lip, cheek, and tongue.


Will I have discomfort after the treatment? 


If your tooth was in pain prior to starting the treatment, it will take up to a week or more for the tooth get back to normal. Give the therapy a chance to work. 


For any questions please contact our office immediately at (925)808-7335. 

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