Post-Treatment Care What to expect after root canal procedure

After Endodontic Treatment

  • There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work unless you have taken anti-anxiety drugs (for example, Ativan) during your endodontic appointment.
  • Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This is normal and no cause for alarm.
  • Discomfort may be alleviated by taking Ibuprofen (Advil) alone or in combination with Acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.
  • Do not chew food on the affected side until your treatment is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your general dentist.
  • You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen after treatment unless otherwise stated.
  • In case of emergency during office hours, please call our office directly at ☎️ (604) 879-0661.
  • If an emergency arises after hours, you can call the office to reach the doctor on call for this practice.

NOTE: alcohol intake is not advised while taking certain medications. Please consult your specialist should you have any questions or concerns.

A Root Canal Tooth with Temporary Access Restoration
Completed Root Canal Treatment with Temporary Access Restoration

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