Like we mentioned in a couple of our previous posts, root canals can be scary. Our dental care team in Woburn understand your fears, which is why we’ve told you about everything that will happen during a root canal and the signs of needing to have one done in the first place. But if you’ve already had a root canal, what can you expect afterwards?
Unfortunately, with a root canal come side effects that, luckily, have a tendency to go away with time, but during the first few weeks you may notice some unwanted sensitivity. It’s good news though, because sensitivity can be treated and dealt with in ways that you wouldn’t be able to deal with if you would have ignored your need for a root canal.
How to deal with tooth sensitivity after a root canal:
- Make sure that you use a soft bristle tooth brush. There are many reasons why soft is better; read up on more information about why using a soft bristle tooth brush is best for your oral health.
- Give oral care products that are specially designed to help with teeth sensitivity a try. Products, like gel for your teeth and certain toothpastes, are worth a shot to get rid of your uncomfortable sensitivity.
- Start using a mouthwash that has fluoride. Fluoride will help to clean your teeth without removing any enamel.
Having trouble with sensitive teeth post root canal? Give our dental care team a call for assistance, and we’ll get you in to see our dentist as soon as possible!