The most important thing you can do to ensure success of your root canal treatment is to have the tooth restored by your general dentist within the first few weeks after treatment is complete.
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of treatment or the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Try to avoid chewing food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration (crown or onlay) provided by your dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.
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.
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If you have any questions, please call our office at 770-772-3002