A root canal is a process that is meant to repair and restore a tooth which has a serious cavity and infection.
It is far too easy for teeth to develop cavities and usually these are easily remedied. However, when a cavity has eaten through a tooth all the way to the nerve, causing a painful infection, it is time to seriously consider getting a root canal done.
During a root canal, a hole will be drilled into the infected tooth. Through this hole, the inside of the tooth will be thoroughly cleaned out and disinfected. Then, a filling is put in, to build the tooth back up to how it should look and support it. After you have had a root canal in Farmington Hills, you will need to make sure you understand know the difference between symptoms that are normal to expect after a root surgery and what symptoms you should be concerned about.
What To Expect After Your Farmington Hills Root Canal
After a root canal, your jaw muscles will most likely ache slightly. This is normal and a result of your mouth being held open during the surgery. Of course, the area will be numb until the medication wears off. It is also normal for the area to be sore for a few days, while the tooth is adjusting and healing. The pain can be remedied by taking pain medication, but be sure to follow the instructions carefully. You will receive specific aftercare instructions after your root canal surgery and following these to the letter is an absolute must, so your tooth can heal properly and to prevent further complications. If the area starts to swell, or if the pain and pressure do not diminish or go away after a few days, then you should contact your endodontist immediately.
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