Before and After Treatment

Before Treatment

The days leading up to your endodontic treatments are crucial! Here’s what you can do to ensure that you’re ready, rested, and prepared for your appointment.

Ask any questions you have about endodontic treatment.

The best time to address concerns is before your appointment! The team is always here to answer your questions and to guide you in the right direction if further information is needed.

Take your regular medications!

It is always a good idea to reach out about the regular medications you’re on and to discuss whether any of your health conditions will affect your endodontic treatment.

Sleep well the night before!

It is recommended that you attempt to sleep well the night before any medical treatment or procedure. This allows you to feel less nervous and more prepared for the day and treatment ahead.

Eat a meal beforehand!

Eating before your treatment can make you feel better following your treatment. Since many dental procedures and treatments will leave you feeling like you can’t eat for some amount of time, it’s better to come out of your treatment not hungry.

Home Care Instructions

You may be tender for several days following your treatment. Tenderness is normal! Do not chew food on the affected side unless your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist.
Regular dental hygiene regimens may continue. You may take ibuprofen, aspirin, or acetaminophen as directed to alleviate discomfort.

After Treatment

Now that endodontic treatment has been completed, your root canal system has been permanently sealed. The outer surface of the tooth has been sealed with temporary restoration. Follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against further damage and decay.

You will need to contact a restorative dentist for an appointment to place follow-up restorative measures. A complete report of the endodontic treatment done in the office will be sent to your restorative dentist.

Your tooth will be more prone to fracture immediately following endodontic treatment! You should chew on the other side of your mouth until a core build-up and protective restoration has been placed.
If your tooth’s strength becomes seriously compromised, your endodontist or restorative dentist may place a post and core build-up inside of the tooth. After which, your restorative dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate next steps to protect your tooth.