Yes. Many times patients will feel a great amount of relief from swelling or pain following the first part of the root canal treatment or after antibiotics have been prescribed. It is necessary to return for whatever follow up appointments your dentist recommends in order to ensure an infection has cleared, treat the source of the diseased tooth or infection, and prevent future problems which can be costly and even result in the loss of one or more teeth.
Your dentist has your health and well-being in mind, especially when helping you to address a dental emergency. If you have any questions during or after the exam or treatment, we are always happy to help.