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In reality, root canals aren’t nearly as bad as people think. In fact, most patients who have had root canal therapy aren’t too worried if they’re told they need another. Still, your teeth could be extremely sensitive right after your treatment, and there are a few things you should do to keep your smile safe. Of course, we recommend following the specific instructions given to you by your dentist, but today we’re happy to give you some advice on what you should and shouldn’t eat after root canal therapy.

Chewing hard foods can also hurt your teeth, especially if you have a temporary crown. Oftentimes, your dentist will give a temporary crown to protect your smile until a more permanent restoration can be places. Chewing on hard food while you have a temporary crown might damage or dislodge your restoration.

Of course root canals can only be painless because your teeth are numbed. However it’s important to note that this numbness can last for several hours after your treatment. Sadly, there are risks associated with chewing with numb teeth, mostly because you’ll risk biting your tongue and your cheek, or even of biting down too hard.

Finally, please do not chew on one side of your mouth, because uneven chewing can cause soreness. To avoid all of these complications, simply eat soft foods for a few days.

If you are interested in learning more, please feel free to contact us soon. We are excited to hear from you soon.