General Instructions

Your tooth and the surrounding tissues may be slightly tender for several days to weeks after treatment.  The tenderness is normal and is a result of the manipulation of your tooth and the surrounding ligaments.  The previous disease in your tooth also plays a factor in the continued tenderness.

Make every attempt to avoid chewing on the treated tooth.  Until the tooth is permanently restored, it is more prone to fracture.  You should continue your normal hygiene regimen.  Ibuprofen is the first drug of choice when managing the discomfort.  If your doctor prescribed a narcotic pain medication, take it as needed and as directed.  If an antibiotic was prescribed, take all of the pills as directed.

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above medications or should swelling develop, contact our office immediately.