Once root canal therapy has been completed and adequate time has passed to allow the tooth to recover from infection or inflammation, the tooth should be back to normal function.
Signs and symptoms of failed root canal therapy include sensitivity to cold or hot, swelling, and/or pain from chewing.
Can you go back to work after having a root canal?
Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished? Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office one year after the procedure is finished.
How long are you out of work for a root canal?
A successful root canal can cause mild pain for a few days. This is temporary, and should go away on its own as long as you practice good oral hygiene. You should see your dentist for a follow-up if the pain lasts longer than three days.
Should you feel anything after a root canal?
Ideally no. It shouldn’t but if you had history of infection in that tooth then it may be sensitive for a few weeks and then the pain should go away. The tooth should not be sensitive to hot and cold because the nerve inside the canal has been removed, however, post-operative pain can result after root canal therapy.