Root Canal Therapy

For the first 3-5 days after your root canal therapy, you may have some discomfort or sensitivity in the tooth that was treated, particularly if there were pain and infection prior to the treatment.  If antibiotics have been prescribed for the infection, it is important that you take them for the full length of time indicated on the prescription, even if all signs of infection are gone.  Tenderness to chewing is normal and may last for 10 days to 2 weeks.  To control discomfort, we recommend that you take an over-the-counter pain reliever, following the label directions.

If there is continued swelling or severe pain, call the office.

If a temporary filling material was placed to seal the tooth, a small layer may be worn away. If the temporary filling material should come out, call the office.

If a permanent filling material was used, the next step is usually permanent restoration of the tooth to protect it from a fracture in the future. This is usually accomplished by placing a cap or crown.

Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as you would normally.

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU ARE CONCERNED ABOUT YOUR CONDITION, NOTIFY DR. WALTERS RIGHT AWAY BY CALLING THE NUMBERS BELOW.

(614) 771-5960 Monday – Thursday 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. If calling after hours, voice mail will give emergency contact number

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