Home Care Instructions

After Endodontic Treatment

In most cases, pain improves with treatment. Dr. Parente and the staff will individually review expectations with you at your appointment. In general, avoid chewing directly on the recently treated tooth and take the recommended anti-inflammatories. Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative 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.

If you need to reach the doctor after hours, please try the office first. There should be an emergency contact there. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Alpharetta Office Phone Number (770) 772-3002