After a root canal treatment has been completed;

+  Do not eat anything till the anesthesia wears off. This may take 2-3 hours.

+  Do not drink anything very hot till the numbness wears off. Cold drinks or drinks at room temperature are allowed.

+  Expect some discomfort in the treated tooth for about 2 -3 days. This discomfort is usually not severe. Take the prescribed medication      without fail.

+  Do not chew on the treated tooth till your dentist tells you to.

+  You can brush normally over the root canal treated tooth.

+  Normally after a root canal, we wait for about 7-10 days to make sure the tooth is comfortable. After this period, a cap (crown) is put.     Failure to put a cap can increase the chances of tooth fracture.

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