Congratulations! By saving your tooth with root canal treatment, you have made a significant step towards better oral health.

~Please promptly call your dentist for an appointment to place a permanent restoration (such as a crown) on your tooth.  Any delay in obtaining a permanent restoration may cause the tooth to fracture or may cause the tooth to become re-infected. Please do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until it is restored by your dentist.

~It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area over the next 4-6 days as your body undergoes the natural healing process. You may also feel some tenderness in your jaw, have limited opening, and tenderness to pressure/biting on your tooth.

~These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over-the-counter pain medications such as Ibuprofen and/or Tylenol.  As with any medication consumed, you should strictly follow the directions given by the pharmacist or the directions listed on the packaging.  In the event that narcotic medications are warranted, they may make you drowsy and caution should be exercised when operating machinery or driving a car.

~Your root canal tooth may feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your treatment has been completed.  However, if you have significant pain or pressure that lasts for more than a few weeks, please contact our office immediately.

~Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as you normally would.

~If the opening in your tooth was restored with a temporary filling material, it is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off in-between appointments. However, if you think the entire filling has come out, contact our office or your dentist.

Please contact our office right away if you develop any of the following:

~Visible swelling inside or outside of your mouth

~ Allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives or itching

~ Severe pain

~ Bite feels high

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GIG HARBOR ENDODONTICS   5122 Olympic Dr. NW, Suite B-101 Gig Harbor, WA 98335 Phone: 253-851-5544

PORT ORCHARD ENDODONTICS  1730 Pottery Avenue, Suite 200 Port Orchard, WA 98366 Phone: 360-443-2424


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