5 Ways to Soothe Root Canal Discomfort | Walnut Creek Dentist

There is little we dread more than a painful dental visit. This is one of the reasons we try to dodge our dental visits any chance we get. Unfortunately, ignoring issues like tooth decay will only lead to them worsening. So, you make your appointment and bite the proverbial bullet and soon you and your mouth have been treated and you are on your road to recovery. But you were right – it wasn’t a painless experience.

There’s no doubt that a root canal procedure can cause some of the worst temporary oral pain you could experience. But all is not lost; there are lots of ways you can temporarily ease some of the pain. If you’ve just had a root canal or are planning on getting one done soon, keep this handful of remedies in mind to help ease and sooth the pain after your procedure is finished:

  • Make sure to take the antibiotics prescribed by your dentist
  • Relieve pain with anti-inflammatory medication, like ibuprofen
  • Avoid eating hard, crunchy or tough foods for the first few days
  • An ice pack applied to the affected area can help to relieve pain
  • Use a numbing gel such as Oragel once the anesthesia wears off

We all want healthy mouths. We need to take the time to maintain proper dental hygiene in order for this to happen. Otherwise, we may be stuck to have a major dental procedure done to repair any damage done. Aren’t you glad there are ways to soothe any pain you may experience afterwards?

For more information about root canal aftercare, call Drs. Barmby and Frick in Walnut Creek, CA at 9255-934-5526 or visit www.barmbyfrickprosthodontics.com.

Drs. Barmby and Frick proudly serve patients from Walnut Creek and all surrounding areas.