What can I expect after the first session of an endodontic procedure?

How you feel after an endodontic treatment depends on your specific dental problem and its severity. Most endodontic treatments are outpatient procedures (you go home soon after your procedure). You may experience minor discomfort after a root canal treatment. Some people feel well enough to return to work the same day.
Your mouth or tooth may feel sore for at least 48-72 hours after your endodontic procedure. More extensive root surgical procedures might cause discomfort, which lasts up to 14 days. Your endodontist may prescribe medication such as painkillers to ease your pain, fight infection or help your body heal.
After a root canal, you may need to follow up with your regular dentist. Your provider may fit a crown (metal or porcelain covering) on top of your tooth to fully protect and restore your repaired tooth. It’s important to follow your provider’s instructions to ensure your tooth heals the way it should.