After Treatment Instructions


Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days to a few weeks 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 on the affected side until your root canal therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a permanent restoration provided by your restorative dentist.  You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.  Discomfort may be alleviated by taking Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) as needed.  600mg of Ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for the first two days following treatment is generally recommended.  You may eat and drink as soon as the numbness wears off.  

In the unlikely event, that discomfort becomes severe or swelling develops, please contact our office at 425-482-9211

Endodontic treatment has now been completed.  The root canal system has been permanently sealed.  However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration.  A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay.  Please telephone your dentist promptly for an appointment.  

Your dentist will be informed that your endodontic treatment has now been completed and a progress report will be sent.  Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing.  This appointment is usually scheduled 6-12 months following completion of endodontic treatment.