Your endodontic treatment is now complete and the root canal system has been sealed. On the tooth’s chewing/outer surface, however, Dr. McIntyre simply placed a temporary restoration which is not meant to be kept longer than 4 – 6 weeks. A follow-up restoration must be placed by your dentist to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please call your restorative dentist for an appointment soon after your last visit with Dr. McIntyre. She will e/mail a treatment report of your final root canal and images to your restorative dentist, so they will be expecting your call for this appointment.
Your tooth is more susceptible to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. Please chew on the opposite side until your restorative dentist has placed their filling, usually a core build-up and often, also a crown. Together, your restorative dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.
After Care Instructions
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of the treatment and/or also because of the previous condition of your tooth; this is normal. Please continue your regular oral hygiene regimen. For discomfort, please refer to the post-operative instructions sheet that you were given in the office. Usually, slight discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, OR acetaminophen (Tylenol), as directed. If you experience severe pain or discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, and/or should swelling develop, please contact us immediately.
After hours, the office telephone is forwarded so we can answer on weekends, and until about 11pm on weeknights. If you need to call after regular business hours, please have your pharmacy number available.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 508–686–7668