General Endodontic Instructions Oakland

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 tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Avoid chewing any food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.

NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications.

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact this office immediately. The outgoing message provides an emergency telephone number for after hours calls. You may be prescribed additional medication such as antibiotics. Any medications prescribed should be followed as directed.

Call 510-547-7668 with any questions or concerns