It usually takes a few weeks for everything to heal up, and this soreness is normal.
Once the root canal is finished, the top part of the tooth will need to be treated with either a filling or a crown.
Your dentist can best advise you about root canals and follow up treatment with a filling or crown.
How long does it take for a root canal to heal completely?
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.
What are the symptoms of a failed root canal?
Root Canal Failure Symptoms
Signs and symptoms of failed root canal therapy include sensitivity to cold or hot, swelling, and/or pain from chewing. Follow-up with the dentist or endodontist is necessary to determine further treatment to resolve the symptoms.
Can a root canal take months to heal?
With proper care, even teeth that have had root canal treatment can last a lifetime. But sometimes, a tooth that has been treated doesn’t heal properly and can become painful or diseased months or even years after treatment. If your tooth failed to heal or develops new problems, you have a second chance.
Can I drive after a root canal?
Here’s What to Expect After Your Root Canal Treatment
Unless you’ve had some type of sedation, you will be fine to drive home after your treatment. For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure.