Following root canal treatment, your tooth will no longer be sensitive to hot or cold. However, the tooth may be sensitive to biting up to a week after the treatment. You may experience soreness around the gum tissue. This is usually the result of the injection site or the rubber dam spring that was placed on the tooth during the procedure.
We recommend taking 800mg of Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) every 6 hours for the next 2-3 days. If you cannot take ibuprofen, 1000mg Tylenol (2 Extra Strengths) may be substituted. Always consult with your physician if you have any questions about our recommendations and your current medications.
A temporary filling has been placed in your tooth. It is not unusual for a thin layer to wear down and feel like a divot. If you feel the entire temporary filling has come out, please contact us.
Please contact your general dentist for a permanent restoration as soon as your symptoms subside or within the time frame we have recommended.
If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at any time. We are very concerned about your comfort!