General Instructions

There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic treatment 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), naproxen (Aleve), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.  Your doctor may also prescribe a prescription pain reliever to take if necessary.

Post-operative infections. Post-operative infections occasionally occur. This usually requires just an office visit and examination. Many times placing you on an antibiotic for one week will take care of the infection Occasionally, other follow-up procedures will be needed.

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.

A doctor will be available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment. The office telephone is answered Monday through Friday from 8AM to 5PM.   After hours, you will be provided the doctor’s emergency number.  When contacting the doctor, please have your pharmacy information available.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Brandon Office Phone Number 813-654-3636