Should I ice my face after a root canal?
Swelling may be reduced by placing cold (ice) packs to the outer surface of the face in the area treated.
Keep cold pack in place 10 minutes and then repeat 10 minutes later.
If you do not have swelling, often rinsing your mouth with warm salt water will help speed the healing process.
What should I avoid after a root canal?
Consider the following tips:
- Don’t eat overly hard foods, especially right after a root canal treatment.
- Brush your teeth at least twice a day.
- Floss once a day to help prevent future infections.
- Reduce the amount of sugary foods and drinks you consume.
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How long does it take for a tooth to settle after a root canal?
It’s very normal for a tooth that just had root canal to be tender or uncomfortable. This usually lasts about 3 days to a week and occurs when chewing on it. I have seen patients that have had pain for up to two weeks. After root canal therapy, the sensitivity should last no more than 3 weeks to 3 months.
Can you drink water after a root canal?
Drink plenty of cold liquids. If possible, avoid hot drinks and soup for the first 24 hours. Do NOT drink through a straw.