Endodontic Post-Op Instructions
Your Vestavia Hills Family Dentist
INSTRUCTIONS FOLLOWING ENDODONTIC TREATMENT
Your tooth and its surrounding tissues may be somewhat sore for several days, due to the previous condition of the tooth – and the manipulation within the root canal during treatment. This is a normal reaction and is no cause for alarm. The following suggestions should be helpful for you:
- If you have been prescribed a pain medicine, take it every 4 hours as needed. 800 mg of ibuprofen – (4) 200 mg Advil – is a suitable substitute or 1000 mg of Tylenol.
- If you have been prescribed an antibiotic, it is very important that you take them. Never stop taking them after a few days simply because you are feeling better.
- After treatment, it is normal for a thin layer of the temporary filling to be chewed away. Don’t feel alarmed if you feel some missing or if you experience a medicinal taste.
- Should you develop swelling or discomfort which cannot be controlled, apply ice to the area NOT HEAT and call our office
- Please remember if this is a “back” tooth (all teeth behind your “eye” teeth) a full coverage crown is usually recommended to protect your tooth from a non-repairable fracture.
These are suggestions. If your dentist has prescribed a different post-operation treatment, follow those instructions.
Mon 8:30am – 6:00pm
Tues 8:30am – 5:00pm
Wed 8:30am – 5:00pm
Thurs 8:30am – 5:00pm
Fri 8:30am – Noon
Office phone: (205) 967-4080