Post-Op Instructions

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Do not eat anything for one hour after leaving the office. Be very careful not to chew on that side, also avoid biting your cheek or tongue until the anesthia has worn off.

After each visit you may experience some tenderness and/or pain in the tooth and affected area. This is the result of manipulation and will show up in the form of discomfort on biting pressure or in a slight swelling of the tissues. This will subside within a couple of days.

In order to reduce tenderness and pain take 3 Advil (600 mg ibuprofen) or 1 extra strength Tylenol (500 mg acetaminophen) every 6 hours, for three days or until pain subsides.

If antibiotics are prescribed please take as advised by the doctor, until completion.

If the discomfort persists, and you notice swelling around the tooth, or tissues, please call our office for further instructions.

If unable to keep your appointment, kindly give our office 24-hour notice. Otherwise there is a $100.00 fee for a broken appointment.

After the root canal is complete please return to your general dentist for a permanent restoration.