Home Care Instructions
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days (at least 2-10 days) following the endodontic procedure as a result of manipulation during treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal, should improve daily, 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, such as a crown, or as advised by your endodontist following your endodontic treatment. You may, however, continue with your routine or regular dental hygiene care, such as brushing and flossing, after the procedure. Post treatment discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.
NOTE: Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact the office immediately. An emergency contact phone number will be provided to you at the conclusion of the endodontic procedure so that you reach the doctor, if needed, after the office has closed, to manage any emergency conditions or considerations.
When you call the office or doctor for post treatment assistance, please have your pharmacy number available.
If you have any questions, at any time, please do not hesitate to call our office at Elgin Office Phone Number 847-742-9150.