Your endodontic treatment has been completed. The canals have been cleaned and sealed to prevent future infection of the roots. The natural healing process will take some time. If treatment was performed today, it is possible to have some pain or discomfort for several days. If your discomfort does not go away, please call our office before returning to your family dentist.
It is important to continue to avoid chewing on the side of the treated tooth and to avoid hard or chewy foods until the tooth is permanently restored.
It is now your responsibility to make an appointment to see your family dentist as soon as possible for a permanent restoration of your tooth. Although the roots have been permanently sealed, the surface filling is only temporary and must be replaced. Often, teeth that have been treated by root canal therapy are heavily filled, patched, or weakened by decay. Your dentist may recommend a crown (cap) as the best restoration to adequately protect your tooth from future breakage.
We will send you a check-up notice approximately six months after treatment. Please be sure to call our office at that time to schedule a short, routine x-ray examination to insure that proper healing has occurred (even though your tooth may seem fine). There is no additional fee for this service.
Now that your surgical procedure has been completed and your sutures have been removed, you may resume normal toothbrushing and flossing. For the next few weeks, be gentle with the toothbrush in the area of the surgery, since the gums may remain tender for some time after surgery. A soft toothbrush is recommended.
If permanent restoration of the treated tooth is necessary (filling or crown), continue to avoid chewing on the affected side and return promptly to your dentist. If no permanent restoration is needed at this time, you may resume normal eating.You will receive a check-up notice in approximately six months. Please call our office at that time to schedule a short, routine x-ray examination to insure that proper healing has occurred (even if the tooth seems fine). There is no additional fee for this service.