What to expect after a root canal?

This is a very common question. Let me explain what to expect after a root canal.


1) Since your mouth is kept open for so long the muscles in your jaw will be very sore.

2) You will be numbed for the procedure please keep in mind you shouldn't eat until the numbness goes away (1-4 hours afterwards). This is so you don't bite your cheek or gum.

3) Your tooth and gum near the tooth that had the root canal maybe a little tender for the first couple of days.

In order to help alleviate pain take an NSAID such as Asprin or Ibuprofen. (Make sure to okay it with your dentist first)
This is a very common question. Let me explain what to expect after a root canal.


1) Since your mouth is kept open for so long the muscles in your jaw will be very sore.

2) You will be numbed for the procedure please keep in mind you shouldn't eat until the numbness goes away (1-4 hours afterwards). This is so you don't bite your cheek or gum.

3) Your tooth and gum near the tooth that had the root canal maybe a little tender for the first couple of days.

In order to help alleviate pain take an NSAID such as Asprin or Ibuprofen. (Make sure to okay it with your dentist first)