Care for Endodontically Treated Teeth

After having a root canal appointment, it is best to minimise the amount of chewing or biting on the treated tooth for a few days. Within one to two weeks of the root canal treatment being completed, it is necessary to see your dentist for a permanent filling. This will protect the seal of the root canal treatment. Often a crown is necessary to help prevent a fracture from occurring.

Do not delay having the permanent filling placed in a root canal treated tooth, as this could lead to complications that require either retreatment of the root canals or possibly extraction. Contact our office if there is any reason you cannot have a permanent filling placed on an endodontically treated tooth.

As with all natural teeth, it is important to brush and floss daily and to continue with regular check-ups and cleanings

Research shows that endodontically treated teeth can be expected to last as long as other natural teeth. In the long-term the cost of saving a tooth with endodontic and restorative treatment is less expensive than maintenance of a bridge or implant. In addition, no restorative device can replace a real tooth for function or aesthetics.

Insist on the best, keep it real, and save your teeth

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