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WHAT IS ROOT CANAL?
TRAUMATIC INJURIES
CRACKED TEETH
AFTER NON-SURGICAL TREATMENT
AFTER SURGICAL TREATMENT

To Control Swelling

To minimize swelling after your root canal procedure, place an ice pack (Dr. Pranikoff will supply you a reusable cold pack) or frozen vegetable bag over the affected area 20 minutes on and 20 minutes off and repeat for the balance of the day. Ice therapy reduces swelling and discomfort. Only use ice for the first 24 hours after surgery. Dr. Pranikoff suggests you avoid extremely hot or spicy food or drinks and suggests a liquid diet for the balance of the day such as milkshakes and smoothies. Stay away from anything with seeds such as sesame seeds, poppy seeds, tomatoes, etc. while the sutures are still in place. Also, Dr. Pranikoff suggests you keep your head elevated the first two nights after your surgery by sleeping on two pillows. We also suggest placing a towel or old pillowcase on your pillow, as you may drool a little blood during your sleep. This is nothing to be concerned about. Dr. Pranikoff and his staff will discuss all this with you before you leave the office.

To Control Bleeding

Dr. Pranikoff suggests that you do not rinse for four to six hours after your surgery. Also, avoid medications that promote excessive bleeding such as Aspirin or anticoagulants. Avoid strenuous exercise for at least 2 days.

To Control Your Discomfort

Discomfort may be more severe especially if surgery has been extensive. Dr. Pranikoff will instruct you as to the appropriate analgesics to take to control the post-operative discomfort.

Oral Hygiene

It is important to keep your mouth and the area of the surgery clean. Brush and floss, as usual, those teeth where surgery was not performed. In the area of the surgery, you can brush very gently with the very soft toothbrush or the sponge brush given to you at the office.

Rinse gently with warm salt water starting a few hours after your surgery. Thereafter, rinse 2 or 3 times a day with a teaspoon of salt in a glass of warm water. This should be done particularly after eating. You may also rinse with an anti-bacterial mouthwash for 30 seconds a few times a day.

 
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