Post-op instructions for endodontic treatment

We hope that your experience in our care has been a pleasant one.

Following endodontic treatment (root canal treatment) some discomfort is normal and is due to the healing that takes place at the ends of the roots. Depending on the condition of the tooth prior to your visit (degree of inflammation and infection) and your personal healing response, the amount of postoperative discomfort varies among individuals. Usually, the discomfort is mild and lasts for a few days (6-10 days). It is often much easier to control the discomfort if the medication is taken prior to the onset of the pain. If antibiotics have been prescribed, just follow the instructions. If you have any questions, call us: 210-2511115 or 6956541314.

Please follow the following instructions after treatment:

  • Call your dentist to make an appointment for the restoration of the tooth as soon as possible to avoid tooth fracture
  • The tooth is weaker after the endodontic treatment, avoid chewing on it until a provisional crown is placed by your general dentist.
  • The tooth will be sore for the next few days/week. Please take the prescribed medications as directed.
  • Use 600mg Ibuprofen (Brufen, Algofren, Nurofen) after treatment and every 6 hours thereafter as needed.
  • If you cannot tolerate Ibuprofen, take 1000mg of Paracetamol (Depon, Panadol) every 6 hours.
  • If antibiotics are prescribed, take them as directed and do not miss a dose.
  • If the tooth is still sore 1 month after treatment, please call the office and come for evaluation.
  • Please resume regular hygiene (brush/floss regularly) but avoid flossing adjacent to the provisional filling.

Thank you for trusting us for your care and we look forward to serving both you and your referrals in the future with their endodontic needs.