A few guidelines
As you plan for your root canal appointment, take note of the following for added peace of mind for you and your family:
Care steps after your root canal
Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system is permanent. In the hours and days following your root canal, it is important to take measures to protect the affected area and monitor any changes you may experience such as swelling, bleeding and fever.
After your root canal, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration only. It is necessary to have a follow-up restoration placed on the tooth to protect it against fracture and decay. Please telephone your general dentist for an appointment. Our office will forward a report of treatment to your general dentist.
Included with your treatment in our office is a 6-month follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment is at no additional charge and will require only a few minutes. A reminder card will be sent by mail to schedule this appointment.
What to do if you have any post-treatment discomfort and pain
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. To understand and respond to normal pain, please consider the following: