Dr. Jake Sladky

Home Care Instructions - Root Canal

  • You may be numb for several hours following the procedure. Avoid chewing in the area until numbness wears off.
  • Your gums and injection site may be sore for several days. If necessary, take Ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) to minimize your discomfort.
  • You will experience tenderness when chewing in this area for a few weeks.  
  • If your bite is high or doesn’t feel right once the numbness wears off, please let us know so we can re-evaluate it and address as needed.
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