After Root Canal Treatment

Instructions Following Endodontic Treatment

Endodontic treatment for the tooth has been completed. The canals inside the roots have been cleaned and permanently sealed. Although the nerves inside the tooth have been removed, there are still many nerves outside the roots. These outside nerves have been inflamed and may continue to be sensitvie for a short time after the root canal treatment. One 800mg tablet of Ibuprofen or 3 to 4 tablets of over the counter Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin, ect.) taken four times a day for the next 3-4 days usually helps control the sensitivity. Frequent rinsing with warm salt water for the next two days will also help. If we have prescribed other medications, be sure to take as directed.

You may need to return to the office for a final restoration on the tooth.

Please verify with our front office staff if the tooth has been restored with a final restorations, if so no further treatment is necessary at this time.

If you have any questions concerning your treatment, please feel free to call our office.