Root canal treatment is a procedure to restore your original tooth for functional and esthetic purposes. One can start to eat post a root canal treatment within one to two hours’ time as soon as 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 recorded during the first impression made for the crown. 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. The impact of the masticatory forces directed towards the tooth not well tolerated compared to a natural healthy tooth or teeth.
Hence apart from sticky and hard food items patients can easily consume regular food items by 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 though so as to avoid irritating the sensitive area. You wait until the anesthetic effect has worn off, so that you don’t accidentally bite the inside of your mouth. Some soft foods suggested by most doctors Khichdi, Daal Rice, lukewarm vegetable soup, scrambled eggs or an omelet, pasta or other kinds of noodles if you need something filling and likewise.
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 whereas and calcium and phosphates in milk and other dairy products. Helps to restore the mineral content of the teeth. Drinking plenty of water helps. Foods with fluoride 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 the mastery of this medium in which we have chosen to craft.”
An open bite is treatable at any age, but it’s much easier and less painful to treat when adult teeth aren’t fully grown in.