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Have you recently undergone root canal treatment? If so, our dentist, Dr. Doris Madrigal, strongly encourages you to properly recover. That way you can return to the top-notch tooth, smile and oral health you deserve. To help you recover the way you should, she would like to share some recovery tips. Those tips are:

– Manage your pain: After the numbness wears off, your tooth and mouth might feel a bit sore and tender. This isn’t anything over-the-counter pain medications can’t help with. Your dentist will recommend the type of medication to take and provide instructions on how to take it. Your dentist might also prescribe medication if necessary. You can also use an ice pack regularly to reduce swelling and pain.
– Clean the area: Make sure to brush twice daily and floss daily to keep the tooth and surgical site clean and free of infection.
– Schedule your dental crown appointment: Typically, dental crowns are needed to support the tooth after treatment. So, make sure to schedule your restoration appointment as soon as possible so you can have the fully functional tooth you need. Until your appointment, it’s best to avoid chewing with your tooth as much as possible.

If you have any questions or if you would like to know more about root canal recovery in Chicago, Illinois, please reach out to DM Family Dentistry when you have the chance. Our dental team is happy to help you in any way we can, so please call 773.252.5757 now!