Root canal treatment is a procedure to restore your original tooth for functional and aesthetic purposes. Patients can start to eat food post a root canal treatment within one to two hours; once the effect of anaesthesia wears off. Isn’t that wonderful! This treatment often or always is followed by re-placement of a prosthetic crown or bridge where multiple teeth are involved. The functional activities involve eating on the side of the treated tooth, speech and brushing. The crown placed on the tooth such that it is designed anatomically to that of the natural tooth or teeth treated.
Eat sticky or hard food after root canal?
The occlusion or bite forces imprinted during the first dental impression, are made for the crown measurement. The fabrication involves shaping or designing the treated tooth to accept the crown that it resembles and adapts functionally with the surrounding present healthy teeth. All this fabrication helps an individual to chew on the non-sticky food items. One should avoid hard nuts as the pressure created would directly get transferred from the crown to your already compromised root canal treated tooth.
Apart from sticky and hard food items, patients can easily consume regular food items with a root canal treated tooth. A root canal treated tooth alone cannot withstand one’s masticatory forces. It needs adjacent teeth to function along with it.
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Soft Food Diet For Teeth After Root canal!
Soft foods are a good choice. They avoid irritating the sensitive area. Patients must wait until the anesthetic effect has worn off. After which they can start consuming regular meals (preferably soft diet for initial few days). A few soft foods suggested by most dentists in Mumbai are Khichdi, Daal Rice, lukewarm vegetable soup, scrambled eggs or an omelet, pasta or other kinds of noodles etc.
Fibre rich fruits and vegetables help to keep your teeth and gums clean. They stimulate the salivary flow activating the natural defence mechanisms against cavities and gum disease. Cheese, milk, plain yogurt and other dairy products stimulates the salivary flow. The calcium in the cheese and phosphates in the milk are good for teeth. Helps to restore the mineral content of the teeth. Drinking plenty of water helps. Eat food with fluoride to help strengthen the teeth. Benefits of fluoride include re-mineralization and of weakened tooth enamel, slowing down the mineral loss from tooth, reversal of early signs of tooth decay, prevention of harmful bacteria growth.
As per Dr. Chirag Chamria, Oral & Maxillofacial Surgeon at Royal Dental Clinics, “For us, excellence is our constant pursuit. Patients want immediate results & are no longer ready to hold back for days to restore their smile. We strive for nothing less than mastery of this art.” An open bite is treatable at any age.
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