Home Care Instructions

After Completion of Non-Surgical Endodontic Treatment(RCT)

Non surgical endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture, decay and re-infection. Please telephone your restorative/general dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination (usually 6mo to a yr later) to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the follow up visits.
Your tooth is more prone to fracture after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your tooth has been properly restored.

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of the disease process and manipulation during treatment . 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. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking your preferred over the counter pain killer medication.

NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact our office immediately.

Instructions for contacting us after hours are found by calling our office, day or night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Lafayette Office Phone Number 925-299-0193