Post-Treatment Guidelines for Root Canal Therapy
We would like to thank you for trusting us with your dental care. We know many patients can be apprehensive prior to root canal treatment and hope you had a good experience. To help insure long-term success for the root canal treatment, here is a list of recommendations to follow after leaving our office:
- The temporary filling placed in the tooth takes about 30-60 minutes to harden. Avoid chewing on the tooth for that amount of time. Please be careful chewing anything hard or sticky on that tooth until you can return to your general dentist for a permanent restoration.
- *It is critically important you return to your general dentist for a permanent restoration and crown [if there is not one already on the tooth] as soon as possible. Postponing this follow up appointment with your general dentist can run the risk of the filling falling out and/or causing the tooth to leak, resulting in possibly needing the root canal redone.
- The tooth may be sore/tender afterwards, anywhere from a day or two up to a few weeks. If there is discomfort, we recommend taking Advil (Ibuprofen), and you can combine Tylenol (Acetaminophen) with it as well for extra pain relief.
- Please take any prescription medications that we have provided for you, as recommended by the doctor. Your health and comfort are our number one priorities. Please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have any questions or concerns.
Eastern Idaho Endodontics Root Canal Specialists