Before Endodontic Therapy

  • This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.
  • Please continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
  • Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.

After Endodontic Therapy

  • Following root canal therapy, there may be some soreness in the area of the treated tooth in the following few days. This is due to a healing response at the root ends and injection sites and is normal. We recommend that you take 600-800mg of Ibuprofen (3-4 Advil or Motrin tablets) every 4-6 hours after the procedure and thereafter as necessary for pain. If you cannot take Ibuprofen, Advil, or Motrin due to an allergy, stomach ulcer, or as per your physician’s advice, you may take 1000mg Acetaminophen (two extra strength Tylenols) every 6 hours.
  • Do not chew on this tooth until your dentist completes the final restoration. Your tooth may feel sensitive to chewing pressure for several weeks after root canal treatment is finished. You may also feel some tenderness in your jaw and jaw muscles from keeping it open for an extended period of time.
  • Following root canal therapy, a final restoration has to be placed on the treated tooth by your general dentist. They may recommend a crown to prevent future damage. Failure to do so in a timely fashion may result in failure of the root canal or a possible root fracture, resulting in tooth loss.
  • If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office @ 260-436-5772