Post-Op Instructions: Root Canal

Cosmetic and family dentist in Woodbury, NY

After a root canal procedure you may experience a certain level of discomfort. While we will give you plenty of information on what to expect after your root canal procedure as well as proper aftercare tips, we know that other questions may arise after you’ve left our Woodbury office.

We want to make sure your root canal procedure doesn’t inconvenience your busy lifestyle, so we’ve put together some root canal aftercare information.

  • Avoid biting on the tooth for the first few days after the root canal procedure, as this area can be very tender.
  • While your mouth is still numb, take the pain medication that the dentist has prescribed to avoid unnecessary pain.
  • Root canal aftercare also includes brushing and flossing normally, but for the first few days try to avoid anything that causes pain to the treated area.
  • Do not eat sticky foods such as caramel or jellybeans and stay away from chewing gum.

If you had pain in the affected area before the root canal procedure, you may expect some pain to last for another week. However, if the pain becomes intolerable or if you experience fever and/or bleeding, call the office immediately at 516-921-8010. We are here for you!


Woodbury Dentist

800 Woodbury Rd Suite D, Woodbury, NY 11797
(516) 921-8010


Mon-Tues-Wed, Friday: 8 am – 5 pm
Sat: 8 am – 3 pm
Closed Thursday - Dr. Herman teaches at North Shore University Hospital/ Long Island Jewish Medical Center
Available 24 hours a day for emergencies

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