Stay Safe & Relax In The Dentist’s Chair
Root canals are highly successful endodontic treatments that can save your teeth as well as time and money. It is always preferable to save teeth whenever possible because tooth loss leads to irreversible bone loss, changes in your bite and facial structure, as well as facial sagging which can make you appear older than you are.
Oral health is directly correlated with overall health and by restoring the health of your tooth, you reduce your risk of developing serious medical conditions such as heart disease, diabetes, heart attack, and stroke.
Saving a tooth from extraction also means that you won’t have a gap in your smile and you’ll be able to chew and speak more easily. Losing one tooth increases your risk of losing additional teeth. A root canal is a painless procedure from our Colorado Springs dental office that prevents infection from spreading to your other teeth or even worse, spreading to the bloodstream.
After getting a root canal, your tooth might feel a little sore or sensitive. This discomfort should be mild and will subside within 1-2 days but you can take over-the-counter or prescription pain medication for relief.
Do not consume any food or hot liquids until the anesthetic has completely worn off to prevent injury. For the first 24 hours, stick to soft foods and chew on the other side of your mouth. You can brush and floss your teeth like normal but be careful around the tooth that received the root canal.