One of the most common questions that the dentists at Preston Dental receive after performing a root canal treatment in Saskatoon area, is that of what the patient is allowed to eat during recovery. The simple answer is to tell them to eat only soft, cold foods, but that often isn’t enough of an answer. Luckily, there are a few do’s and don’ts that might help. Read on below to find out what those do’s and don’ts are when it comes to root canals.
Do Eat on the Opposite Side
It’s extremely important to eat on the opposite side of where the root canal treatment was performed. In this way, you are assured that the numbness in the area won’t prevent you from being burned from food that is too hot.
Don’t Eat Crunchy Foods
Crunchy foods are not good for a recovering root canal. Foods like corn on the cob, carrots, or apples can cause severe pain or even damage to the recent root canal treatment area.
Do Eat Soft Foods
The best thing to do when recovering from a root canal is to eat soft foods such as grits, oatmeal, soups (lukewarm so as not to burn), and mashed vegetables that don’t require a lot of chewing. In this way, you are assured that you won’t do damage to the affected area.
Don’t Eat Chewy Foods
Avoid eating chewy foods such as taffy, most of the bread group, and for sure gum while you are recovering. These things when chewed can stick to the filling pulling it out and requiring a trip to the dentist all over again.
For more information on the do’s and don’ts of recovery after your root canal treatment in Saskatoon, contact the professionals at Preston Dental for help and to make an appointment.