What to Expect Immediately After Apicoectomy

Right after your apicoectomy, it’s normal to experience some discomfort and swelling. Don’t worry; this is a part of the healing process. We’ll guide you through managing these initial symptoms effectively.

Step-by-Step Recovery Guide

  • Rest and Relaxation: It’s crucial to give your body time to heal. Ensure you get plenty of rest in the first few days following the surgery. Avoid strenuous activities and keep your head elevated to reduce swelling.
  • Pain Management: You might experience some pain post-surgery. We recommend over-the-counter pain relievers or prescribed medication. If pain persists or worsens, contact us immediately.
  • Oral Hygiene Post-Surgery: Keeping your mouth clean is essential. Gently rinse with salt water or a prescribed oral rinse. Avoid brushing the surgical area directly for a few days.
  • Diet and Nutrition: Stick to soft foods and avoid hot beverages initially. Nutrition is key to healing, so ensure you’re getting enough vitamins and minerals.
  • Recognizing Signs of Infection: Watch out for symptoms like excessive swelling, severe pain, or fever. These could be signs of infection, and you should contact us right away.

Tips for a Speedy and Smooth Recovery

Here are some additional tips to enhance your recovery: stay hydrated, avoid smoking, and follow all post-operative instructions provided by your endodontist.

When to Contact Your Endodontist

If you experience any complications or have concerns during your recovery, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at Eastern Idaho Endodontics. We’re here to support you every step of the way.


Remember, every apicoectomy recovery journey is unique. We at Eastern Idaho Endodontics are committed to providing you with personalized care and support throughout your healing process.