How Do I Stay Healthy After Edodontic Treatment?

After Initial Treatment

The tooth and its surrounding gum tissues may be somewhat tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and also because of the condition with which you came to the office.

If necessary, take pain medication every four to six hours and bathe the tooth with warm salt water. A level teaspoonful of ordinary salt placed in a glassful of tap water, as hot as you can comfortably tolerate, is the right combination. For faster relief, bathe the tooth every hour on the hour.

Do not be surprised if you cannot eat with this tooth for a few days. Brush your teeth as usual.

Should pain become severe or swelling develop, please call the office. Remember, we are as near as your telephone.

ALL OF OUR OFFICES HAVE 24-HOUR TELEPHONE COVERAGE. SHOULD ANY CONDITION ARISE WHICH CAUSES YOU CONCERN, PLEASE CALL:

Willowdale
159 WILLOWDALE AVENUE, TORONTO, ONTARIO M2N 4Y7
Phone: (416) 222-9900 or 1-800-667-7668

Scarborough
2100 ELLESMERE ROAD, SUITE 333 SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1H 3B7
Phone: (416) 439-4200 or 1-800-565-7668

Unionville
105 MAIN STREET, SUITE 3, UNIONVILLE, ONTARIO L3G 2G1
Phone: (905) 479-4333

Brampton
40 PEEL CENTRE DRIVE, SUITE 119 BRAMALEA, ONTARIO L6T 4B4
Phone: (905) 792-2400

After Endo Treatment

Endodontic treatment for this tooth has now been completed. The root canal, or canals, have been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed only with a temporary cement. PLEASE PHONE YOUR DENTIST FOR AN APPOINTMENT- A PERMANENT RESTORATION MUST BE PLACED TO PROTECT YOUR TOOTH AGAINST FRACTURE AND DECAY.

Please phone our office for a re-examination appointment in one year. X-rays taken then will permit us to review the healing process following your treatment. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THIS SERVICE. It is important that endodontically treated teeth be re-examined regularly.

Your dentist will be informed that your endodontic treatment has now been completed and a progress report will be sent to him/her after each examination.

Should problems or questions arise, we are as near as your telephone.

ALL OF OUR OFFICES HAVE 24-HOUR TELEPHONE COVERAGE. SHOULD ANY CONDITION ARISE WHICH CAUSES YOU CONCERN, PLEASE CALL:

Willowdale
159 WILLOWDALE AVENUE, TORONTO, ONTARIO M2N 4Y7
Phone: (416) 222-9900 or 1-800-667-7668

Scarborough
2100 ELLESMERE ROAD, SUITE 333 SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1H 3B7
Phone: (416) 439-4200 or 1-800-565-7668

Unionville
105 MAIN STREET, SUITE 3, UNIONVILLE, ONTARIO L3G 2G1
Phone: (905) 479-4333

Brampton
40 PEEL CENTRE DRIVE, SUITE 119 BRAMALEA, ONTARIO L6T 4B4
Phone: (905) 792-2400

After Surgery

WHAT TO DO FOLLOWING SURGERY:

  1. After leaving this office, rest and avoid strenuous activities for the remainder of the day.
  2. If necessary, take pain medication for relief of discomfort.
  3. Apply an ice bag or cold compress to the outside of your face over the operated area. Apply for 10 minutes, then remove for 5 minutes. Continue the applications for the first 4–6 hours of the first day only. This will help to keep swelling and discolouration to a minimum.
  4. Eat soft foods only for the first 24 hours.
  5. Avoid chewing in the operated area for the first 24 hours.
  6. Do not brush the operated area for 1-2 days.
  7. After 24 hours, take gentle mouth rinses using plain warm water following meals.
  8. Avoid lifting or unnecessary exercising of your lip. It is possible to accidentally tear the sutures, open the incision and delay healing.

WHAT TO EXPECT FOLLOWING SURGERY:

  1. Some discomfort will usually be present. Severe pain seldom occurs. If Aspirin, Tylenol, ibuprophen, etc., do not restore comfort, please telephone for prescribed pain reliever.
  2. There will be some swelling and discolouration present for 3-5 days following surgery. This is a normal part of the healing process. Swelling reaches a maximum on the second morning following the surgery.
  3. There is often a temporary loss of feeling in the operated area.
  4. The operated tooth may feel loose for a time.

ALL OF OUR OFFICES HAVE 24-HOUR TELEPHONE COVERAGE. SHOULD ANY CONDITION ARISE WHICH CAUSES YOU CONCERN, PLEASE CALL:

Willowdale
159 WILLOWDALE AVENUE, TORONTO, ONTARIO M2N 4Y7
Phone: (416) 222-9900 or 1-800-667-7668

Scarborough
2100 ELLESMERE ROAD, SUITE 333 SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO M1H 3B7
  Phone: (416) 439-4200 or 1-800-565-7668

Unionville
105 MAIN STREET, SUITE 3, UNIONVILLE, ONTARIO L3G 2G1
Phone: (905) 479-4333

Brampton
40 PEEL CENTRE DRIVE, SUITE 119 BRAMALEA, ONTARIO L6T 4B4
Phone: (905) 792-2400

Email: info@endodonticassociates.com