3 Tips to Get You Prepared for Your Root Canal Treatment

Tooth decay is one of the most common dental issues in most parts of the world. In the worst of cases, your tooth will decay to an extent of reaching the pulp chamber. When such a situation arises, the best treatment option is to get a root canal.

In the simplest term, a root canal is a dental treatment that is used to repair and save deeply decayed or infected teeth instead of extracting them. If you are expecting to undergo this treatment soon, you should do the following to ensure a smooth flow of the process:


  • Eat several hours before the procedure
  • Do not take alcohol
  • Ask questions

Let’s review each one of these tips further to get you prepared:


1. Eat several hours before the procedure

It’s more than likely that the root canal will numb your mouth. As such, it’s important that you eat a few hours before the procedure since eating after may be difficult. Besides, eating before will provide the nutrients that your body needs to begin recovery.


2. Avoid alcohol

Taking alcohol may dry out your mouth, complicating the dental procedure. You should aim to avoid alcohol at least 24 hours before the procedure. On top of that, be sure to avoid alcohol after the procedure to reduce the recovery time.


3. Ask questions

There is no such thing as trying to get too much information while at the dental office. A root canal can be a complicated dental procedure, and you need to get all the information that will make the process easier for you. As such, do not be afraid to ask your endodontists any questions that you feel are necessary.


In conclusion,

Serious tooth decay does not warrant an extraction. A root canal can save the day by preventing further damage to the point where the only thing to do would be to extract the tooth. The tips discussed in this article should go a long way towards making your root canal treatment easy on you.




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