After the root canal procedure, the patient may experience some mild discomfort or sensitivity for a few days. Over-the-counter pain relievers and anti-inflammatory medications can be used to manage any discomfort.
In most cases, a dental crown or other restoration will be placed on top of the tooth to protect and restore its function. With proper oral hygiene and regular dental check-ups, a root canal-treated tooth can last a lifetime.
Overall, root canal treatment is an effective way to save a tooth that might otherwise need to be extracted. It can help relieve pain, prevent the spread of infection and restore the function of the affected tooth.