Dental Education Lecture: Care after Root Canal Treatment
Depending on the previous condition of the tooth and the treatment required during root canal therapy, your tooth may be sore for 7 to 10 days. There is no cause for alarm, as this is a common consequence of root canal therapy. Discomfort following today's treatment does not affect the successful outcome of treatment. While the tooth is tender, avoid chewing in the treated area. Should you have severe discomfort or persistent swelling, please contact this office.
Post Op Instructions
To help reduce the tenderness or discomfort, begin immediately taking three (total 600 mg) or four (total 800 mg) Ibuprofen three times a day for three to five days
You may notice a medicinal taste between appointments. This is due to the penetrating quality of the medication in the tooth and is not harmful.
It is normal for a thin layer of temporary filling to wear away. This will be removed and replaced at the next appointment. If all of temporary filling comes out, call this office. If any other questions, or problems arise, please do not hesitate to call at 770-814-2212.
Xin Wei, DDS, PhD, MS 1st edition 05/30/2010, last revision 08/07/2016