Whether you’re preparing for an upcoming procedure, or you’ve just had an endodontic treatment, it is important to know how to care for your smile while you heal. Not only is it our goal to keep you comfortable and informed during your visit, but we also want you to feel prepared for what to expect after you leave our care.
Directly after your visit, it is normal to feel some tenderness or discomfort. This should subside within a couple or days, but in the meantime, we recommend you minimize your discomfort by taking an over-the-counter pain medication like ibuprofen or acetaminophen. If your discomfort persists for several days after your endodontic procedure, please contact our office. Our team will ask you a few questions over the phone to see what may be the cause and, if necessary, book a follow up appointment for you.
If you’ve had a surgical treatment at our office, it is important that you follow your doctor’s specific, individualized instructions to ensure proper healing. However, there are a few things all patients should keep in mind after a surgical procedure:
Other than this, simply continue to brush and floss normally (avoiding the surgical site until your next visit). As always, if anything seems abnormal or uncomfortable, give us a call right away! Our team is standing by and we are always happy to speak with you and answer any questions you may have to give you peace of mind.