Gearing up for Root Canal Treatment

Written by bfcdental on Thursday, November 26, 2015 at 1:24 AM

Are you scared of root canal treatment? Do you get jitters while thinking about the root canal procedure and its post-treatment effects? Don’t worry! On the contrary root canal therapy is quite gentle, particularly if you prepare beforehand. Let’s have a look at the ways to prepare for your root canal treatment.

Antibiotics can help
If you have infected teeth, any kind of treatment can cause quite a bit of pain and discomfort. Antibiotics can be helpful in clearing the tooth of infection, which will help to keep the pain at bay. This can also the shorten recovery.

Take Anti-inflammatory Medication before the Procedure
Ibuprofen which is an anti-inflammatory medication may be recommended that you take on the day of the procedure prior to your appointment to help ease any swelling that may be present. This will make the procedure more comfortable.

Smoking or Drinking Alcohol should be avoided
Avoid alcohol and tobacco products for at least 24 hours before your appointment. Keep away from smoking 72 hours after the completion of root canal therapy. Smoking and drinking can slow down healing process and cause potential complications.

Eat a Satisfying Meal before the treatment
Make sure you eat a nutritious meal prior to your dental appointment. The local anesthetic numbed to your mouth may prevent you from eating for several hours until the numbness goes away. You will also need to eat soft foods and soups for the first few days of recovery. Nourish your body prior to your root canal therapy.

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