After endodontic treatment your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be tender for several days as a result of the previous condition of your tooth and the manipulation of the tooth and gums during the procedure. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm.
Continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.
Do not chew food on the affected side of your mouth until your endodontic therapy is complete and your dentist has covered your tooth with a protective restoration.
Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or aspirin as directed. Drinking alcohol is not advised while taking any of these medications.
If swelling should develop or your discomfort cannot be controlled with medication, please contact the office immediately.
If you have any questions about your home care following treatment, don’t hesitate to contact us today at (212) 460-0955.