you should know following treatment
Root Canal Therapy or Root Canal Retreatment:
root canal treatment is now complete. The next step is to
return to your general dentist for replacement of the temporary
filling with a permanent restoration. The permanent restoration
may consist of a filling, a post and core buildup, or a
full coverage restoration such as a crown. This is essential
to protect the root canal system from recontamination.
Surgical Endodontics (Apicoectomy):
not lift or pull on lips. This may cause tearing out of
swelling and discoloration is normal and will gradually
minimize swelling, use ice pack application on the face,
over the operated area. The pack should be used - on for
20 minutes, off for 10 minutes - and should be continued
during the first day only.
tomorrow, rinse with warm salt water (one teaspoon to 8
oz. of warm water), as often as possible. Continue this
rinsing for one week.
foods that will be nourishing but will not require vigorous
chewing the first few days, i.e., eggs, soups, milk shakes,
bleeding, pain or swelling, during the first couple of days,
your teeth, being extremely careful in the operated area.
Diluted mouthwash may be used the third day after surgery.
pain - ibuprofen is recommended. Follow the instruction
of your doctor concerning your medication(s).
there is an elevated temperature, excessive bleeding, swelling
or uncontrolled discomfort, please call the office.
will be at least two follow-up appointments. The first follow-up
will be in a few days to have your sutures removed. The
second appointment will be after a few weeks, so that we
may evaluate the soft tissue (gum) healing. Additional follow-up
appointments may be necessary.
routinely like to perform a follow-up exam at least six
months after the treatment. We want to evaluate the treatment
outcome, be sure that you have regained normal function
with the tooth, and determine the presence of bone healing.