How do I care for someone who has had dental root amputation?

You should care for someone who had dental root amputation in a similar way to someone who had a root canal. The person will have a sore mouth for a few days and won’t be able to eat hard foods. Prepare soft foods that won’t injure the gums. Remind the person to take any prescribed antibiotics and pain medications, if needed. The person you are caring for may have instructions to rinse with warm salt water, so you can prepare that and remind the person to use it. Make sure to get the instructions from the endodontist (dental surgeon) and ask about anything you don’t understand. You can also call the endodontist during the recovery if any questions arise.

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