A root canal procedure requires several appointments spaced over a number of weeks to allow the infection to settle and involves the following steps:
You should not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist. The unrestored tooth is susceptible to fracture, so you should see your dentist for a full restoration as soon as possible. Ideally, a crown should be placed on a tooth which has had root canal treatment to increase its longevity. Otherwise, you need only practice good oral hygiene, including brushing, flossing, and regular checkups and cleanings.