Thank you for putting your trust in us for your endodontic care.
You should expect some discomfort following your treatment. This is normal and it is caused by the
inflammatory process that accompanies root canal treatment.
The good news is that it is short-lived, usually 1-3 days and peaking at about 24-48 hours.
After this, you should expect to see improvement each day.
If you have been provided any prescription(s) from our office, please take it as directed.
To minimize discomfort, avoid chewing on the tooth for several days.
Treat the tooth like a sprained ankle — let it heal.
Rinsing your mouth with warm water
(if you choose, you may add a 1/2 teaspoon of salt to a cup of warm water)
Warm water rinse will speed up the healing. This should be repeated every three or four hours until the area is comfortable.
Between appointments, a temporary filling is placed to protect the tooth.
It is common (and not a problem) for a small portion of your temporary filling to wear away or break off.
If the entire filling falls out, please call our office and set up a time to come in and have it replaced.
If you have signs of swelling or increasing pain, or if you have any further questions or concerns,
please contact our office.