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Tips for Brushing After a Root Canal
Posted on 4/20/2020 by Tropic Dental
If you have had root canal treatment for a deep cavity or you needed to treat an abscess, you need to be extra careful about brushing after the procedure. The following information will give you further details about caring for your teeth after root canal treatment. To learn more about brushing and dental hygiene though, we first need to define the root canal process.
What Is a Root Canal?
A root canal is a procedure that is used to treat a tooth that has been injured, cracked, or is severely decayed. During the procedure, we remove the pulp, which causes root canal pain, fill the root canal or root canals, and disinfect and clean the tooth. This method of dentistry is meant to preserve a tooth that otherwise may not have been saved. Once the root canal is completed, you can resume regular dental care by brushing the teeth twice a day and flossing daily. However, you need to exert more care right after the procedure.
Brushing the Teeth
Gently brush the teeth and gums with a fluoride-containing toothpaste. Also, you need to floss in a way that is kind to the teeth and gums. While you should do this anyway, it is especially important after a root canal. According to statistics, root canals are successful around 95% of the time. Therefore, this type of treatment approach is well regarded by our patients.
We can schedule a root canal appointment for you if any tooth in your mouth is causing your worry or pain. Unlike what many people believe, a root canal procedure is pretty routine. Most of our patients return to work or school activities the very next day. If you believe you need the surgery, give our office a call today. Make sure you do everything you can to save and preserve a damaged tooth. Learn more about a root canal procedure by scheduling an office visit. Contact our office today to set a date for an appointment.