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What To Eat And What Not To Eat After a Root Canal Treatment?

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What To Eat And What Not To Eat After a Root Canal Treatment?

Root canal treatment is performed by a dentist in Newmarket when the pulp of a tooth becomes infected, and the tooth has to be saved by removing the infected pulp and replacing it with healthy pulp. The process requires an endodontist to assess the situation of the tooth, and thereby go on to perform the treatment. The first signs of an infected pulp in a tooth is usually extreme pain and sensitivity, especially when eating or drinking something hot or cold. Thus food is one of the most obvious tellers of a dental problem that needs to be treated.

After a root canal in Newmarket is performed in a dentist office in Newmarket, however, there are certain restrictions that one needs to follow.These include, but are not limited to the intake of food. The reason for this is that some kinds of foods, like those that are too strong, and those that require a lot of chewing.

The idea is to help the sensitive tooth that has undergone the root canal treatment to recover at it’s own pace, without hindering the process by eating something that is so hard that it can injure your tooth.

Here are some things you should keep in mind after a root canal treatment:

  1. Do not eat anything too hard or chewy, or even crunchy, like chocolates and cereal, as it might be abrasive to your tooth after a root canal treatment. It is advised that you eat fresh foods, while sticking to the rule of thumb- nothing too hard.
  2. Do not consume alcohol, as it can lead to excessive bleeding.
  3. Spicy and hot foods should also be avoided, as it can cause discomfort and sensitivity.
    Instead, milkshakes, smoothies, and bananas are great foods to have, as they are soothing, filling, and cannot harm the numb, sensitive tooth.

For more information about East River Dental Care on Davis Drive east of Yonge Street in Newmarket, visit or call on 905-895- 8031.


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