Instructions

Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment.

Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.

If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

If you can take ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), it does help reduce inflammation when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Marlboro Phone Number 508-485-6723



Home Care Instructions

It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area over the next few days as your body undergoes the natural healing process. You may also notice tenderness in the jaw from keeping it open for an extended period of time. These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over the counter medications like ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as indicated.

Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have it restored by your dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact your endodontist.



After Treatment

Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please contact your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist.

A follow up examination may be indicated to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the first follow up.