Root Canal Post-Treatment Care

  • Do not eat anything or drink hot beverages until the numbness in your mouth wears off. This will prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue. 
     
  • Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have it restored by your dentist. 
     
  • Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would. 
     
  • If the opening in your tooth was restored with a temporary filling material, it is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off between appointments. However, if you think the entire filling has come out, contact your endodontist. 
     
  • Contact your endodontist right away if you develop any of the following: a visible swelling inside or outside your mouth; an allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives, or itching (nausea is not an allergic reaction); a return of original symptoms; or your bite feels uneven.