What you should know before getting a Root Canal Treatment

All set for your RCT appointment? Let's help you clear your thoughts before you begin!
  1. What precautions do I need to take before the treatment starts?
    1. Have your regular, light meal as per your daily schedule. 2. Inform your dentist about any previous dental episodes that were out of routine, any medical illnesses in the past or present, including allergies and the medications you are taking. 3. Turn your phone to the switched-off or silent mode.
  2. What precautions do I need to take after the treatment starts?
    1. Avoid taking any solids and extremely hot or cold liquids till the time your gums are numb. 2. Avoid hard biting from the tooth, such as nuts and popcorns till the tooth is fully capped. 3. Keep good oral hygiene with routine brushing and flossing.
  3. How painful is it going to be during the treatment?
    Usually, the only momentary pain you will experience will be the numbing injection. If, however there is an acute infection (the tooth became extremely sensitive to hot or cold, and you have been waking up in the middle of the night in pain), there can be some discomfort even with the full effect of anesthetic. In such a case, you can be given supplementary anesthetic shots or treated in multiple sittings for your comfort.
  4. Can it pain after I go back home?
    It can pain sometimes if you put too much pressure on it while chewing. Your dentist will prescribe you pain-killers if he or she feels such a situation might arise. In the rare event that it pains unreasonably or shows a swelling in the gums - inform the dental office immediately.
  5. Can I go to work after my RCT?
    You can go to work immediately after your Root Canal Treatment sittings. If your work involves speaking or presentations, it might pose some difficulty till the effect of the anesthetic wears off.
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