POST- OPERATIVE INSTRUCTIONS
DURING TREATMENT AND AFTER COMPLETION
In order to avoid biting your cheek or tongue or displacing you temporary filling do not eat anything until the numbness has worn off. Also, avoid chewing hard food on that tooth.
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 (600mg ibuprofen) or 1 extra strength Tylenol (500mg acetaminophen) every 6 hours for three days or until pain subsides. If the pain is severe you may combine the 3 Advil (600mg ibuprofen) with 1 extra strength Tylenol (500mg acetaminophen) every six hours.
If antibiotics are prescribed please take as advise 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.
AFTER THE ROOT CANAL IS COMPLETE PLEASE RETURN TO YOUR GENERAL DENTIST FOR A PERMANENT RESTORATION.
IF UNABLE TO KEEP YOUR APPOINTMENT, KINDLY GIVE OUR OFFICE 24 HOUR NOTICE. OTHERWISE THERE IS A $100.00 FEE FOR A BROKEN APPOINTMENT.