Professional Tips On How To Take Care After Root Canal Treatment Procedure
Prodental Clinic Baulkham Hills address your root canal pain woes
Among the various forms of dental treatment procedures, the root canal treatment has a great deal of fear attached to it.
And yet, root canal treatment is responsible for treating and even saving the tooth of literally millions of people worldwide.
This tag of fear has got to do with the pain associated with the treatment, but many fail to understand that the pain is pretty manageable and root canal treatment technically helps to relieve the way more distressing pain caused by tooth infections and the resulting tooth abscess.
What is Root Canal Treatment All About?
Classified as a major dental procedure, root canal treatment (RCT) involves the removal of inflamed or infected pulp from within an infected tooth, and the subsequent cleaning and filling. Through this procedure, not only is tooth infection taken care of but it also helps in saving the tooth. This is due to the inherent fact that a fully developed tooth can easily survive without the pulp as it receives all necessary nourishment from the tissues around.
While RCT did have a certain level of notoriety with regards to being a relatively painful procedure in the past, dental advancements have made modern RCT quite similar to a routine filling procedure and depending on the extent of tooth infection, the entire root canal treatment procedure can be completed in one or two appointments.
After the root canal treatment…
It simply cannot be ignored that the root canal treatment procedure involves getting deep into the tooth.
As such, it is quite natural that there would be some pain or discomfort after the procedure. It is worth emphasising once again that this is very natural.
Let’s explore the reasons behind the pain resulting from a typical root canal treatment:
- Swelling and inflammation of the gums
While the essence of the root canal treatment lies in the removal of the infected pulp from the confines of the tooth, there are nerves from the surrounding tissues which are left behind. Naturally, these areas have a tendency to undergo swelling and inflammation.
- Minor damage by dental instruments
The extraction of the pulp from the core of the tooth involves the contact of dental instruments with the delicate areas surrounding the pulp. This might lead to minor damage or soreness, which causes pain.
- Injury to the gum tissues
Prior to a root canal treatment procedure, the affected tooth is isolated by using a rubber dam, which is held in place by using a small metal clamp. The prongs of this metal clamp are prone to brushing against the gums, leading to injuries. However, these injuries as well as the pain associated with them do not last long.
- An elevated temporary filling
After the cleaning of the canal, a temporary filling is often fitting to compensate for the tooth until a permanent tooth is fitted. If this temporary filling is elevated more than usual, your bite can make the filling press down upon your soft tissues, making it sore and painful.
5 Tips On Dealing With Pain After Root Canal Treatment
With the objective of providing high quality and effective oral care, Prodental Clinic Baulkham Hills has built a legacy of being a hub for the best dental care in Sydney through its many years of experience. Through our countless root canal treatment cases, we are proficient in advising our patients with regards to adopting the right measures to curb pain arising post root canal treatment.
As such, our team of expert dentists at Prodental Clinic Baulkham Hills has drafted these tips on keeping a check on your root canal pain.
So without much ado, let’s get on with it:
- Use of NSAIDs medications
One can effectively deal with root canal pain by employing over-the-counter non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) like Ibuprofen, with 200-400 mg of dosage taken every 4-6 hours for effective pain relief and comfort.
In the case of tissue infection, it is a good decision to take antibiotics which helps in dealing with the pain and infection together. However, it is worth noting that antibiotics typically take about 48 hours. Therefore, it is strongly recommended to follow your dentist’s directions in taking antibiotics for your root canal pain.
- Prescription medicines
More often than not, over-the-counter medications like Ibuprofen won’t help in reducing pain. In such cases, your dentist would give you prescription pain killers to tackle the pain.
- Cold compress
Especially effective during a swelling, a cold compress placed on your cheek over the painful area can help to relieve pain. Place the cold compress for a duration of 5 minutes with a gap of 20 minutes whenever you want throughout the day.
Thorough but gentle cleaning of the affected area on a regular basis not only accelerates the healing of the affected area but also provides relief from pain.
We have always been passionate about seeing every person in Sydney smile to the brightest and provide them with the best dental care throughout Sydney and NSW alike.
At Prodental Clinic Baulkham Hills, we live to our standards of top-notch dental care with our expert root canal treatment that is done by some of the most experienced dentists in Sydney. We understand the fear associated with root canal treatment.
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Complete Guidance On Managing Any Pain and Smiling You Are Very Best by Prodental Clinic Baulkham Hills!
ProDental Clinic Baulkham Hills is renowned for providing the most advanced and highest quality dental care in all of NSW. Our services include the following:
- Scale / Clean / Fluoride
- Fissure Sealing
- Root Canals
- Laser Dentistry
Our expert dentists at ProDental Clinic Baulkham Hills are renowned for adopting the perspective of not just a dentist but also yours! We understand the woes which Sydney has with root canal treatment and we always give utmost priority to high quality, effective and advanced dental care along with your comfort, with absolutely no compromise!
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