You may eat and drink anything you want. Please be sure the anesthetic has worn off before trying to eat foods that require chewing. Due to the normal soreness, you will probably more comfortable chewing on the opposite side for 24 to 48 hours. You will want to avoid hard foods such as ice, nuts, candy and even some chips.
Some root canal treatments are finished in one visit; others need two or more visits due to the amount of infection present. If we advise you to make another appointment within a few weeks, that means that we will still need to treat the tooth further.
Yes, we recommend that posterior teeth (Bicuspids and Molars) have crowns to avoid the possibility of fracturing the tooth during chewing. You will need to return to our office for placement of this crown.
If youâ€™re experiencing a dental emergency, please contact our office right away. If you call after hours, our voice mail system will provide you with the proper contact number and we will return your call as soon as possible.