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If you want a top-notch oral health after root canal therapy, then it’s extremely important to properly recover. To help you heal following the treatment, our Calavera Hills Dental dental team has some tips for you! Those tips are:

Take prescribed medications

Medications are known to help with the pain, discomfort, and soreness you might feel after surgery. Because of this, your doctor will prescribe a certain medication to you. Please take this medicine as recommended. If your dentist has not given you prescriptions, you can use over-the-counter pain medication, like Advil or Motrin.

Avoid using that tooth

We strongly recommend that you do not use the treated tooth if your doctor has not yet filled or covered the tooth with a dental filling or a dental crown. Try to chew your food on the opposite side of your mouth so you prevent recontamination and infection.

Brush and floss

Brushing and flossing your smile normally will help you tremendously. It will keep your mouth clean and healthy. If you need recommendations on how to properly clean your smile, please don’t be afraid to ask us!


We generally recommend that patients rest at least 24 hours after treatment. However, every patient is different and we might give you a different recommendation. So, no matter what we tell you, make sure you give your smile the recovery time it needs.

While you recover, please keep an eye out for any issues, like swelling, allergic reactions, or the return of original symptoms. These four recovery tips will help you achieve the strong and healthy smile you are looking for.  We care for you and your oral health and we want you to completely recover to the best of your abilities.

If you need help doing so or if you have any questions about root canal therapy in Oceanside, California, please feel free to call Calavera Hills Dental at 760-842-5876. Dr. Christopher Layton is happy to help you in any way he can and he looks forward to hearing from you!