Home Care Instructions
After Endodontic Treatment
Your tooth (periodontal ligament) and surrounding gum tissue (gingiva) may be slightly tender for several days as a result of the previous condition of your tooth and the healing process. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. Avoid chewing food on the affected side until your tooth is covered with a permanent restoration provided by your restorative dentist. If a molar tooth has had a root canal, a crown will often be necessary to help prevent fracture of the tooth.
Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the medications noted above, or you have developing swelling, please contact our office immediately at North Raleigh Endodontics Office Phone Number305-447-4000.
You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.
A recall examination to evaluate healing is often performed six months after treatment. This appointment will require only a few minutes, and no additional fee will be collected.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Coral Gables Office Phone Number 305-447-4000