After Endodontic Treatment
- Do not chew or drink any hot liquids until the anesthetic has completely worn off.
- Be sure to fill any prescriptions given to you.
It is best to take anti-inflammatory medication before the anesthetic wears off. We recommend Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin),
3 tablets (600mg) every 6-8 hours as needed for discomfort, or Aleve. If you can’t take these drugs, please consider using Tylenol,
1000 mg every 6-8 hours as needed. Do not exceed the guidelines printed on the label for any medication.
Once you begin to eat and drink, avoid chewing or biting on the area that was worked on, until your permanent restoration is
Unless the doctor has told you otherwise, you must return to your dentist for a permanent restoration within 30 days. Failure to
do so may result in re-infection of root canal or loss of tooth due to breakdown. We will forward a full report of treatment to
- Be sure to call the office with any questions of concerns you may have!