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What happens after a root canal?

After the root canal is completed, there may be lingering soreness for a few days. A follow-up visit to the dentist is in order so as to make sure that the infection has been cleared up; this may require another round of dental X-rays. You may also receive a prescription for antibiotics to ensure that the infection will not come back. Expect to go in for regular checkups every six months for continued, long-term monitoring.

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