DEALING WITH SORENESS AFTER A ROOT CANAL
After your dentist has finished your root canal in Belmont, you may feel some soreness and tenderness over the next few days. This is a normal side effect of root canal treatment, and it should go away within the week. If the pain does not go away or it worsens, then contact your dentist or endodontist for further instructions.
Most dental tenderness can be managed with over-the-counter pain relievers or anti-inflammatories. Depending on the severity of the infection in your tooth and the root canal treatment, your dentist may prescribe additional medications, such as a stronger pain reliever and/or antibiotics. You may wish to use a cold compress on the outside of your cheek to take down potential swelling and relieve pain, as well. Refrain from chewing on that side of your mouth, especially if you do not have your permanent dental crown on the affected tooth yet. This will also help to relieve soreness from that side of your mouth.