Endodontic treatment has now been completed. A follow-up restoration or final restoration must be performed after the tooth treated heals to protect your tooth against fracture. Restoring the tooth usually involves a filling or dental crown that assures the success of the Root Canal Treatment. Disregarding the final restoration after your Root Canal Treatment will lead to tooth loss.
It is very important that you have your tooth permanently restored within three weeks, otherwise, you risk losing this tooth despite the root canal therapy performed. Failure of the root canal treatment care will require the tooth to be retreated.
Prescribed medicines must be taken on time to ensure its effectiveness. Don’t forget to eat something before taking your medicines.
The area of treated teeth becomes numb; thus, refrain from eating until the effect of the anesthesia wears off to avoid biting your cheek or tongue. Don’t use your treated tooth to chew hard foods because it can trigger discomfort or cause a fracture.
Important things to remember:
• Don’t work-out within the first 24 hours after your endodontic treatment
• Refrain from smoking within the first 24 hours
• Reduce smoking during the first week to decrease the healing process
• Avoid drinking alcoholic drinks during the first 24 hours
• Reduce sugar intake and acidic beverages.
When the final restoration is completed, you’ll need to uphold the health of your tooth through doing proper oral hygiene every day. Also, keep your routine checkups and root-treated tooth monitoring.
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