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Risk of composite restorations include possible unsuccessful results and/or failure of the filling associated with, but not limited to, the following:
Periodontal scaling and root planing, commonly known as deep cleaning is an extensive procedure. However, most patients experience little or no postoperative discomfort. The most frequent complaints are slight tenderness of the gums and teeth may be sensitive to cold drinks and foods. Here are some helpful reminders.
Be careful eating while you are numb. Hot foods and drinks, such as soup, pizza, coffee, and tea can seriously burn your mouth. It is easy to bite your tongue and lip while numb.
Use warm salt water rinses. Mix one teaspoon of salt in one cup of water several times per day for up to one week. This is soothing and promotes faster healing.
Take Tylenol or ibuprofen as needed for discomfort.
Do not smoke tobacco, marijuana, or any other substances. Do not vape.
Brush and floss gently on the first day. Brushing and flossing daily helps to remove plaque and debris. The success of the procedure depends largely on your ability to keep plaque off your teeth and gums with proper home care.
Normal things to expect:
A root canal treatment is the removal of the diseased nerve tissue within a tooth. The procedure is done when a nerve is infected, inflamed, or necrotic.
As the medication used to numb your mouth during the procedure wears off, you may feel some tenderness in the area for a few days as everything heals and some mild soreness in your jaw from keeping your mouth open for an extended period during the procedure. These temporary symptoms usually respond well to Tylenol and ibuprofen. Though you may experience a slightly different sensation from your treated tooth than your other teeth for some time, you should contact us immediately if you experience any of the following symptoms:
Once your root canal is completed, you’ll need to return to for a final crown to fully restore the tooth. A properly treated and restored tooth can last as long as your natural teeth.