Home Care Instructions

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. Your tooth may feel “bruised” when biting or pressure is applied. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Take your first dose before the anesthetic wears off and continue as directed for 2-3 days following the procedure.

NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact this office immediately.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Owensboro Office Phone Number 270-478-4788. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.