After application of anesthesia, tooth sealing, after treatment of the root canal If anesthesia has been used during your treatment, your lips, teeth, and tongue may be completely insensitive for a few hours. Avoid chewing until anesthesia is completely eliminated. It is normal that, after sealing, the tooth will be sensitive (even a few weeks) to warm, cold, or bite. Do not bite hard food for a new silver seal for 24 hours. If possible try chewing on the opposite side. If you have a white fill you can bite immediately after the end of the visit. If you feel pain in the bite, you have permanent pain or swelling appears call us
You will be treated with a root canal. Below is important information. (If you don't understand anything, ask me personally while nursing.)
Root canal treatment is necessary if inflammation or death of the "nerve" of your tooth has occurred. This is most often manifested by pain, but it can also be found accidentally during a cold examination or on an X-ray without any subjective symptom.
Treatment of the root canal of the tooth is usually the last attempt to save the diseased tooth and keep it in the mouth. No dentist can guarantee the success of such a procedure!
It is primarily necessary to isolate the affected tooth from the oral cavity using a latex membrane (Kofferdam). This protects you from swallowing or inhaling the root instruments or the rinsing liquid and also creates an almost sterile environment for the focused performance of the attending physician and his team in the treatment of your dentition.
The inflamed pulp must be removed from the inside of the tooth using various small instruments and disinfected with rinses and then filled with sealer (filler) and gutta-percha pins. In most cases, it is necessary to use anesthesia during the treatment. Several x-rays must be taken before and after treatment.
As with any medical treatment, even with endodontic treatment, complications can occur, e.g.:
-swelling and pain may occur during and after treatment
-damage to root canals using root instruments (e.g. perforation)
-twist root tools in root canal
-very rarely, damage to the maxillary nerve in the jaw or opening of the jaw cavity can occur if teeth are placed in close proximity
-overfilling of the root canal (which is usually not a problem :-)
Sometimes treatment is necessary as part of prosthetic work.
As a supplement to endodontic treatment, other dental procedures are sometimes necessary, such as resection of the root tip, hemiextraction and, in case of failure, extraction of the treated tooth.
If the canals are not treated in time, the inflammation can spread to the surrounding tissues - to the jaw cavity, to the neighboring teeth, to the mandibular canal, swelling, temperature, fever, etc. can occur.
You may also feel tired after the treatment and after the anesthesia wears off (after about an hour).
Pain in the tooth and around the treated tooth, which may also persist for 3-4 days after treatment. In this case, use common analgesics, e.g. Ibalgin. In case of severe, long-term pain, it is necessary contact a dentist.
After root canal treatment, there is also sometimes a change in the color of the crown of the tooth (darkening).