The recovery time for a root canal treatment is not specific and varies from patients to patients. Most patients recover from their root canal after a few days. In rare cases, some patients experience complications and may take a week or even two to recover. Sometimes, complications can develop after a root canal. Symptoms may include severe pain, fever, swelling, an uneven bite (when you bite down, the treated tooth feels "high"), or you feel unwell. It is important to rule out infection, tooth cracks or fractures that can affect the healing process. If you experience any unusual swelling, pain, or concerning symptoms that do not go away with over-the-counter medication, contact Smile Centre.