I got a Root Canal… Now What?!

Receiving a Root Canal Treatment can be a huge relief. You now are on the mend from tooth pain!

After the procedure, you may have questions on what to expect. Let’s address them.

How should my mouth feel after?

It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area over the next few days (or even weeks) and range from mild to severe as your body undergoes the natural healing process. The gums may be sore, and the tooth is often tender to biting or chewing.

What if it hurts? Can I take medication? 

YES! Over the counter pain reliever as Ibuprofen, Advil and Tylenol should relieve most of the discomfort. Take 1-2 200mg tablets of ibuprofen/Advil every 6-8 hours for the first 48 hours even in absence of pain.

What if that dosage doesn’t work and it’s still painful? 

In case of severe pain, you may take up to 800mg of ibuprofen every 8 hours. If addition pain relief is needed, you may also add 1000mg of Tylenol every 8 hours with the ibuprofen.

What should I expect after the procedure?

You may also experience some inflammation. However, if you notice any visible swelling, you need to be seen by us or your general dentist as soon as possible. If no one is available, and you have a large swelling, you will need to be seen at an emergency room right away. If you have any question or concerns, please don’t hesitate to call our office.


Gentle Endodontics of Kent guarantees the highest quality care and we are here with you every step of your Root Canal Treatment.

Thank you for choosing us to assist you!