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  • Oak Family Dental | Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Park

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Doctors

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Office

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

  • Oak Family Dental | Large Family

    "From the moment I walked into the door I felt as though I was the most important person in the room. I was waited on promptly. The dentist came in to greet me and to make sure he wasn’t needed. My dental hygienist was wonderful and caring. She did a great job on my cleaning and took the time to provide future dental advice. Great atmosphere!" -Deborah P.

Can you eat after a root canal?

root canal therapy in metairie Yes! Eating after a root canal is entirely possible, but some foods should be avoided. The wrong kind of food can cause pain and damage the tooth. 

Patients should not eat anything at all until the anesthesia or numbness wears off since you can accidentally bite your tongue or cheek.

Foods That Are Recommended after a Root Canal

Root canal treatment will cause some sensitivity, and since there isn't a dental crown to protect the tooth, it is best to eat soft foods until the swelling has gone done and the entire procedure is complete. 

Foods that you can eat after a root canal include:

  • Ice cream
  • Fruit smoothies
  • Bananas
  • Yogurt
  • Pears
  • Mangos
  • Peaches
  • Milkshakes
  • Soup
  • Mashed potatoes
  • Eggs
  • Oatmeal
  • Applesauce
  • Rice pudding
  • Hummus
  • Pudding
  • Tofu

We recommend that patients avoid hard or crunchy foods, such as corn on the cob, apples, or carrots. Spicy foods can make patients feel discomfort or pain. 

Root Canals at Oak Family Dental

At our Metairie dental office, we make sure our root canals are pain-free and straightforward. Through the use of anesthesia, many patients feel only a slight pressure.

When the anesthesia starts to wear off after the procedure is complete, there may be some mild throbbing or pain that is normal after a surgical procedure. Alleviating the pain can be accomplished with over-the-counter pain medication.

Oak Family Dental offers the residents of Metairie, LA pain-free, and gentle root canal treatments. 

Learn More about Root Canals

Modern dental advancements have allowed us to offer reliable treatments and surgeries. We invite any questions and are more than happy to go over the procedure so that patients can feel informed and prepared. 

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