Post-Treatment Instructions

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 in place.
  • 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 your dentist.
  • Be sure to call the office with any questions of concerns you may have!