Patients should not eat foods that are too cold or too hot after root canal treatment. Patients should not eat foods that are too hard during the treatment, such as during the pulp extinguishing sealant. Otherwise, the tooth will easily break down. During root canal treatment, the temporary sealant material needs 8-24 hours to harden, so patients should try not to chew on the day of the sealant.
The teeth themselves should be attended to
All body tissues, with a few exceptions, undergo continuous metabolism. The enamel on the surface of the teeth happens to be one of the exceptions. It is an inanimate tissue that does not undergo metabolism. Although a dentist can repair a tooth through a filling or crown. But how closely the tooth is repaired still creates a gap of ten microns (1 micron = 1/1000 mm). The main bacteria responsible for caries, Streptococcus and Lactobacillus, are between 1 and 0.5 microns in diameter. So restoration alone is no guarantee that cavities will not form again.
Therefore, the best way to take care of your teeth is to improve the cavity-forming environment and avoid cavities. There are many reasons for cavities, such as poor hygiene habits, patients do not brush their teeth regularly, patients take in too much sugar and so on.
Patients should maintain good habits of cleaning their teeth. Patients should brush their teeth immediately after meals or use mouthwash to rinse their mouths. If food debris is left on the crevices of the teeth, the patient has to floss to get the food debris away. Patients should have regular follow-up visits to the dental office to check on the condition of their teeth. Teeth with cavities should be repaired immediately to prevent bacteria from entering the pulp cavity. Patients will also have to go for regular dental cleanings to remove the calculus in order to avoid the growth of bacteria.