What to Expect:
Your tooth may be tender or sensitive following treatment. The sensitivity will slowly diminish with time.
What to Avoid:
* Drinking hot beverages until the numbness has worn off.
* Eating until the numbness has worn off.
* Alcohol or other recreational drugs while you are taking pain medication for your tooth.
* Chewing on your tooth until the discomfort has subsided.
* If a temporary filling is placed in your tooth, avoid chewing on your tooth until a permanent restoration
* If a crown is indicated, avoid chewing on your tooth until a crown has been placed.
* If you use an electric/sonic toothbrush, avoid using it on the tooth that was treated until the discomfort has subsided.
What is Recommended:
* We will let you know whether you need to schedule an appointment with your general dentist to complete any final restorations that are recommended such as a permanent filling or crown.
- When possible, an anti-inflammatory such as Ibuprofen, Advil, or Motrin is the best choice. Take up to 600mg every 6 hours for no more than 2-3 days.
- Take up to 1000mg of Tylenol every 6 hours.
- If necessary, alternate between the anti-inflammatory and Tylenol every 3 hours.
If at any time, you are unable to control your discomfort with the above recommendations or if you develop swelling, please call our office at 530-592-4688.