What You Should NOT eat: It is generally wise to avoid hard, crunchy, and chewy foods in the days following a root canal for recovery to go smoothly.
Immediately after the procedure, avoid hot food to prevent burning your lip, tongue or cheek.
What should I avoid after a root canal?
Eat a soft diet; mashed potatoes, yogurt, eggs, pasta, etc. Avoid hard, crunchy, or chewy foods until the sutures are removed. Drink plenty of cold liquids. If possible, avoid hot drinks and soup for the first 24 hours.
What should you do after a root canal?
Root Canal Recovery
Post-root canal discomfort can be managed with over-the-counter medications such as ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Additionally, it is important to avoid chewing on the tooth until all of the tenderness is gone. This will promote healing of the surrounding tissues.
Can I eat normally after a root canal?
After your procedure wait until the numbness in your mouth wears off before eating so you won’t bite your cheek or tongue. Don’t chew or bite down on the treated tooth until it is fully restored by a dentist to avoid damaging it.
Do root canals cause health problems?
Root canal therapy is not the cause of cancer or heart attacks. Root canals do not leave areas of necrotic bone in your jaw that are filled with bacteria and lead to chronic inflammation and illness.