A root canal can be scary even for adults, so if your child successfully went through one, then they certainly deserve some praise!
But parents may wonder what they need to do to care for their child after a root canal. If you’ve had one yourself and remember the aftermath wasn’t exactly pleasant, you might be anxious about the amount of discomfort your child will experience.
Here’s how to help your child handle any discomfort after a root canal:
A root canal involves cleaning the inside of the tooth of all the bacteria and decay, then disinfecting the tooth to leave it clean and healthy.
Though it’s not a major procedure, there is a recovery time. Your child’s body will need a few days until things get back to normal. Luckily, most kids bounce back around 7 days.
Here are some symptoms your child may complain about during their root canal recovery:
The child’s symptoms usually peak 2-3 days after the root canal, then gradually disappear. If that’s not the case and your child’s discomfort is persistent, reach out to your pediatric dentist in Ashburn right away.
Apart from addressing specific symptoms, these tips can help the tooth heal properly:
Is your little one complaining of a bad toothache? Bring them to see Dr. Jonathon Konz for a short consultation and to get their oral health restored.
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