What to Expect Before & After Root Canal Procedure

August 30, 2022 12:38 am

Whether you have a damaged crown, tooth decay, or infection due to a cracked tooth, there are many reasons why you might need a root canal. If you have never had root canal therapy, you may be worried about what to expect before and after the procedure. Our team at Ryan Dental is here to help!

About the Root Canal Procedure

Root canal therapy is an effective way to treat an infected or inflamed tooth pulp. During the root canal procedure, the teeth and gums are completely numbed with a local anesthetic before a small hole is created in the tooth.

The infected tissue is removed through the opening and the tooth is cleaned and sealed. After this, the tooth is protected by a restorative material, such as a dental crown. Traditional crowns are crafted off-site, which means you’ll need a temporary crown as you wait for your permanent crown to be completed.

How to Prepare for Your Root Canal Procedure

The best way to prepare for a root canal is to:

  • Ask Questions
  • Discuss Your Sedation Options
  • Arrange for a Ride Home
  • Wear Comfortable Clothing
  • Get Together Your Payment &/or Insurance Information
  • Carefully Follow Any Instructions Our Dental Team Gives You

After Your Root Canal Treatment

A knowledgeable member of our Ryan Dental team will provide you with post-op information regarding pain management and how to care for the affected area. You will likely feel some temporary soreness and discomfort the first few days after your treatment. Eat nutritious foods that are easy-to-chew as you recover, such as yogurt, applesauce, mashed potatoes, smoothies, and scrambled eggs.

Root Canal Therapy in Olathe, KS

Our dental office provides gentle root canal treatment in Olathe, KS. If you’re experiencing tooth sensitivity or pain, please contact us to schedule a consultation! We would be happy to help.


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