General Instructions Following Your Visit
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.
Your doctor may also prescribe medications such as narcotic analgesics, prednisone (steroids), and/or antibiotics for pain management and/or facial swelling. Please follow written instructions and precautions with there use.
NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact this office immediately.
If you need to call after hours, a doctor is available for patients of record to discuss any situation that may arise.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Worthington Office Phone Number 614-885-1191
After Completion of Endodontic Treatment
Once root canal therapy has been completed, the root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your restorative dentist has placed a protective restoration, usually a crown. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect and seal your tooth within six weeks of endodontic treatment. Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your dentist. Included in your treatment are any follow-up examinations necessary to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the check-up visit.