Alta Dental

What kind of after-care is needed following a root canal?

At Alta Dental Studio, you will receive detailed post-operation instructions and home-care guidelines after treatments. It’s also important to carefully follow the instructions for medications if prescribed. Some tenderness and soreness in the area of treatment after procedures are normal. In situations where the crown of the tooth is heavily damaged or decayed, a root canal treatment may include rebuilding the tooth interior with composite and a crown to restore it to optimal appearance and function. After your procedure, you should wait until the numbness in your mouth wears off before eating. Don’t chew or bite down on the treated tooth until it is fully restored by your dentist. Take care of your teeth by brushing, flossing, regular checkups and cleanings to maintain your teeth for lifetime. 

We are happy to announce we are resuming most dental services and back to regular office hours as of Thursday, May 21, 2020 at our brand-new office located at 2212 Kingsway, Vancouver. Our initial work will focus on prioritizing emergencies and incomplete treatment. Full dental services will be introduced gradually.
 
We are taking all precautions right now with COVID-19 in addition to our highest-standard sterilization and infection controls that we have always had in place. A list of enhanced health and safety-related practices have been firmly implemented: https://www.altadental.ca/p/New-Protocols-During-the-Pandemic/459