After Endodontic Treatment

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days or even a few weeks as a result of manipulation during treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal 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.  Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment and is more prone to decay until a long-term restoration is placed.

Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment to be seen as soon as possible after completing your root canal treatment.  We recommend being seen within 4-6 weeks by your general dentist’s office.  A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. Please schedule an appointment with your restorative dentist as soon as possible to protect the tooth.

You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen after non-surgical treatments. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking 400-600 mg of ibuprofen (Advil) or 500 mg acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 6 hours for the first 48 hours after treatment has been completed.  Use whichever you can take, according to your physician.  After 48 hours take the medications as needed.

The office telephone is answered during and after business hours.  If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Renton Office Phone Number 425-277-0670.