Home Care Instructions
After Endodontic Treatment
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 dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.
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 this office immediately.
The site of the surgery will be sore once the anesthetic has worn off. Most discomfort can be alleviated by over the counter pain medication but a prescription has been given to you in case of moderate to severe pain.
It is important to carefully follow the post-op instructions given after the procedure since healing is dependent on post-op care. A follow-up appointment has been made in the next few weeks to evaluate progress and to remove suture if needed.
After Conscious Sedation
After the procedure, you may continue to be affected by the sedation medication for several hours, even if you do not feel it. An adult is required to watch and care for you during this time. It is suggested to limit your activity for the day and to rest. Do not drive or perform tasks that can cause injury to yourself or others. Please keep hydrated and a soft diet is recommended. You can resume normal activity the next day.
The office telephone is answered day and night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Olympia Endodontic Group Phone Number (360) 491-6945