The root canal therapy should relieve the pain you feel. It’s advised that patients minimize chewing on the tooth under repair until the permanent filling and crown are in place. This will help avoid re-contaminating the tooth’s interior and also may prevent a fragile tooth from breaking before the tooth can be fully restored.
For a couple days after the procedure, the area around the tooth may feel sensitive due to natural tissue inflammation, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. However, most patients resume normal activities the next day.
It’s also important to brush and floss as you regularly would, and see the Klein Dentistry team at normally scheduled intervals. With proper care and attention, many teeth treated with root canal therapy can last a lifetime.