What Can I Expect Following The Procedure?
For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel tender or sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. Most discomfort can be relieved by over-the-counter medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If you have discomfort or pain that lasts more than a few days or if there are other increasing symptoms, please call your endodontist immediately. Prescription medications including antibiotics may be indicated.
You should not chew or bite on untreated tooth until you have seen your dentist. A crown or other restoration is usually needed to further protect and restore the tooth to full function and is extremely important in ensuring long-term success. Contact your dentist as soon as possible to arrange for any necessary treatment.