-A root canal is a dental procedure to remove an infection from the canals (roots) of the tooth via an opening on the biting surface of the tooth
-The inside of the tooth will be filled with medicine and a filling material.
-Depending upon the extent of the infection, the root canal may take two separate visits to complete.
-If necessary, you may be prescribed an antibiotic, and you should take it accordingly.
What to Expect?
-You will probably be under the effects of anesthetic for several hours following your treatment. Please use caution when eating or drinking anything while you are numb.
-Occasionally there is soreness in the injection site, which can last for a day or two.
-Your tooth will be sensitive for a few days following your root canal, and Ibuprofen/Tylenol may help with this sensitivity.
-Root canals are about 85%-95% effective in saving the tooth?
When to Call the Office
-If you are still experiencing pain or pressure in the tooth one week after your root canal.
-If the bite does not feel balanced and even when the anesthetic has worn off.
If you experience any problems after normal business hours, please call the office and leave a message on the answering machine. Dr. Beyer will be paged and return your call.