Discomfort Management

General Instructions After Each Visit

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.

Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by yourrestorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.

Discomfort may be alleviated by taking Ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil 600 mg. which is equivalent to 3 over-the-counter tablets, every 6 hours), Aspirin, or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. These should be taken with food.

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 our office immediately. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.