After Completion of Endodontic Treatment FAQ
What should I expect after my endodontic treatment?
Biting tenderness and a worked on feeling are normal for a couple of days after treatment. Over the counter medications such as Advil or Tylenol should relieve these symptoms. Post-operative infections can occasionally occur. This may require just an office visit and examination. Many times placing you on an antibiotic for one week will take care of the infection. Occasionally, other follow-up procedures will be needed.
Treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface may be sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist.
Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your restorative dentist has placed a core build-up and a protective restoration, usually a crown. Your restorative dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.