Root canal recovery time
For the course of a root canal, it usually takes three to five follow-up appointments, depending on the severity of your tooth, and usually takes about half a month, with a month at the latest to be able to treat it.
Why does it take so long to recover?
Root canal treatment can be divided into a single root canal as well as multiple root canal treatments. The doctor performs a single root canal, but the muscles of the patient’s mouth can be damaged. As a result, the patient takes longer to recover, with the mouth taking about a week to recover and the tooth still recovering within a month.
The root canal procedure is based on the doctor mechanically and chemically removing most of the infected material from the root canal. The surgeon then promotes healing of the periapical lesions that have occurred by filling the root canal and sealing the crown of the tooth. The treatment process causes damage to the interior of the pulp cavity, the gums, and the adjacent teeth. This damage is reversible and the time varies from person to person, but the discomfort of the patient’s tooth will be gone within a month.
Periapical inflammation can prolong recovery time
The patient’s tooth was already infected with periapicalitis before the root canal treatment. After root canal treatment, periapical infections can prolong the recovery time of the tooth. Because patients with periapicalitis have fistulas on their gums, it can take up to a month for the fistulas to dissipate.
Crowns also take time to wear.
At the end of the root canal treatment, the dentist will recommend that the patient wear a crown. The time is within two weeks of the end of the treatment. It takes two weeks for the dentist to create a crown. The patient will need to get used to putting the crown on. If they feel that the crown is not designed properly, the patient will have to follow up with the dentist.