What to Expect During and After a Root Canal
If you are experiencing any signs that you may need a root canal, make an appointment at our clinic right away. We will perform a thorough examination and take x-rays to make an accurate diagnosis. We will then discuss our findings and let you know if a root canal could help.
Upon deciding to move forward with the root canal, our team will get you comfortable with numbing medications. Once you’re fully numb, we will open up the tooth to get to the infected tissue. Then, we will remove all of that tissue inside the affected tooth, including the nerves and blood vessels. After flushing out the tooth, we will apply medication to treat the infection and seal up your tooth with a temporary or permanent filling.
You can then make your follow-up appointment for a crown to fully restore your tooth. In the meantime, remember to be gentle with the tooth since it’s weaker than before without its inner tissues providing additional support. You’ll need to follow your aftercare instructions to help your tooth heal.
Right after the procedure, the tooth may feel sore or irritated after the numbness wears off, but not nearly as bad as when you came in. Opening up the tooth and removing the infected tissue eliminates the bulk of the pain and discomfort.
Don’t Wait — Call Tran Dental P.C. Today for an Appointment
If you’re experiencing extreme tooth sensitivity, pain, or discomfort, schedule a visit to our dental clinic with a call to 210-674-3700. Our team at Tran Dental P.C. is always here to help you fully recover from tooth pain no matter the cause. So, feel free to reach out any time you notice any of the signs you might need a root canal in San Antonio, TX.