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Post Operative Instructions: Root Canal Therapy

It is normal to experience soreness for a day or two following endodontic treatment. This may be due to the previous condition of your tooth, or as a result of the dental treatment.
Here’s what you need to do following treatment:
• Take two acetaminophen (Tylenlol), or ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) every four to six hours as needed for pain. (We recommend taking ibuprofen every 4-6 hours for the first 24 hours whether you have pain or not. This will significantly reduce the likelihood of a problem developing).
• If infection control medications are prescribed follow all directions on the label, including the length of time prescribed, even if visible signs of infection are gone.
• Warm salt water rinses, three or four times daily, may be helpful and will speed healing.
• Avoid chewing on the tooth for several days.
• If there is continued swelling or severe pain, call the office.
• If a temporary filling material was placed to seal the tooth, a small layer may be worn away. If the temporary filling material should come out, call the office.
• If a permanent filling material was used, the next step is usually permanent restoration of the tooth to protect it from fracture in the future. This is usually accomplished by placing a cap or crown.
• Be sure to brush and floss your teeth as you would normally.
• If you have any concerns or problems, call us.

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2233 Seneca Street, Buffalo, NY 14210
Phone: 823-2898
Fax: 823-0903
Email: 4adentist@gmail.com
"My promise to you is that our office will treat you to some of the gentlest dental care available in Western New York. We provide this by utilizing the highest diagnostic skills, state-of-the-art dental equipment, treatment planning and procedures all integrated by our highly trained staff. Our team constantly updates its technical skills and strives for perfection in every procedure it undertakes. You have my word that the Hyde dental staff will listen to your concerns and desires and they will come first in any treatment plan we develop." - Dr. Joseph A. Hyde