These are general post op instructions for the following procedures. If you are having symptoms that are not covered here or have a dental emergency, please contact the office directly.
ROOT CANAL THERAPY
It is best to refrain from eating until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue. This will also allow the temporary restorative material to harden.
You will most likely feel soreness in the area as well as pressure when you bite down. For this reason, you should avoid hard and chewy foods. Do not eat on the treated side of your mouth for at least 24 hours. The soreness should decrease within a week.
If prescribed to you, take any antibiotic medication as this will eliminate any remaining infection in the tooth.
If you notice any of the following symptoms please contact our office:
- Increasing tenderness or swelling in the area surrounding the tooth
- A reaction to the medication
- Loss of the temporary filling material
- Tooth fracture