Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and 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/general dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.
NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the below listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact our office.
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 feel some 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 swelling, contact our office.
Contact our office right away if you develop any of the following:
Not all patients experience pain after root canal treatment. Not all patients experience the same pain pre and post root canal treatment. Even the same patient requiring a root canal treatment on another tooth may experience different symptoms or level of pain, if any. However, pain after root canal treatment is normal and could last 7-10 days. If you are experiencing pain after root canal treatment, the following is recommend:
12:00 PM take 600 mg of ibuprofen.
3:00 PM take one tablet of prescription pain medication.
6:00 PM take 600 mg of ibuprofen.
9:00 PM take one tablet of prescription pain medication.
If you call our office after hours with an endodontic emergency and you have been seen as a patient by one of our endodontists, a telephone number of the individual on-call for emergencies will be provided in our voice mail message. Before calling, please have your pharmacy telephone number available.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Wolgin Endodontics Phone Number 215-735-1131
Our expert team, led by respected endodontic specialist Drs. Wolgin or Quick, includes an experienced endodontic staff. We provide the highest standard of professional care in a friendly, comfortable environment.