ROOT CANAL POST TREATMENT CARE
• Do not eat anything until the numbness in your mouth wears off. This will prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue.
• Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your dentist. Continue to brush and floss normally.
The opening in your tooth was restored with a temporary filling material. It is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off in-between appointments. However, if you think the entire filling has come out, contact our office. Contact us right away if you develop any of the following:
• a visible swelling inside or outside of your mouth
• an allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives, or itching
• a return of original symptoms
• an uneven bite or the tooth feels high
It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area over the next few days as your body undergoes the natural healing process.
You may also experience tenderness in your jaw from keeping it open for an extended period of time. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over-the-counter pain medications. It is important for you to follow the instructions on how to take these medications.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your root canal treatment has been completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, contact our office.