Root canal treatment involves the dentist removing infected or damaged nerve tissue. The procedure is relatively straightforward but the recovery can cause problems if proper care of the affected site is not taken.

While the wound is still fresh there are some commonsense guidelines that should be followed:

– Avoid chewing on the affected side of the mouth

– Stick to soft foods for the immediate period after treatment

– Use a soft-bristled toothbrush and brush gently

Root canal treatment is the best way to preserve natural teeth but “some soreness in the mouth” is to be expected after surgery although this can usually be alleviated with over-the-counter medications. Read more at https://yourdentalhealthresource.com/how-to-care-for-a-tooth-after-a-root-canal/

Dr. Fraser Hendrie BDS (Glasg.) MFGDP (UK)

Fraser is a Glasgow graduate with over 20 years of experience. He is the one of the principal dentists at Craigentinny Dental Care in Edinburgh. He has a reputation for consistent, high quality work and a love of innovation. Many of Dr Hendrie’s patients travel from the far reaches of Scotland, the UK and beyond. So wherever you live from Portobello or around Edinburgh to further afield he will be pleased to meet you. He is a member of the Student Clinicians of the American Dental Association, British Dental Association, the Association of Dental Implantology, and has studied at the Pankey Institute in Miami on several occasions. Fraser has particular interests in Dental Implantology, Preventive dentistry, Cosmetic Dentistry and information technology. Fraser has also been admitted to the Faculty of General Dental Practitioners by examination. Fraser is married with two young children and lives in Edinburgh. In his free time he enjoys running, cycling, and kite-surfing.