Home Care Instructions
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. On average, the second to third day is often when your tooth and gum tissue may be the most tender. Please 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) as directed. Discomfort may also be alleviated by placing an ice pack on your cheek or jaw adjacent to the area that was treated. Rinsing your mouth with a warm salt water solution (1/2 teaspoon salt with 8 ounces of warm water) several times per day may also be helpful in reducing gum tenderness.
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.
The office telephone is answered day and night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Science Drive Phone Number 608-231-9989 (west) or 608-222-5995 (east).