After Endodontic Treatment Instructions

Endodontic treatment for this tooth has now been completed. Your root canal has been sealed. However, if the outer surface of your tooth is sealed with ( we will tell you) a temporary filling or does not have a crown, PLEASE CONTACT YOUR DENTIST FOR AN APPOINTMENT, HE OR SHE MUST PLACE A PERMANENT RESTORATION to protect your tooth against fracture and decay.

The tooth may be slightly tender for several days as a result of the manipulation during treatment. It may be necessary to take an over-the-counter pain reliever or three 200mg ibuprofen tablets (600mg) or the prescribed pain medication every four hours and bathe the tooth with hot salt water. Swelling may occur and is possible after the root canal. IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM PLEASE CALL OUR OFFICE.

You may be mailed a card asking you to phone our office for a re-examination appointment after a period of time (usually after 12 months.) X-rays taken will permit us to review the healing process following your treatment. It is important that endodonticlly treated teeth be re-examined regularly, since a small percentage do not completely heal.

Your dentist will be informed that your treatment has now been completed and a progress report will be sent after re-examination.