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
- Mashed potatoes
- Rice pudding
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, Louisiana pain-free, and gentle root canal treatments.
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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.