What To Expect:
1. Antibiotics and other medications - These should be taken as prescribed and completed. This will aid in reducing the chance of swelling and reinfection.
2. Sometimes a tooth may be uncomfortable or even exhibit a dull ache immediately after receiving root-canal therapy. This should subside within one week.
3. Avoid chewing gum, caramels, or other sticky, soft candy, which could dislodge the temporary material or fracture your tooth.
4. You may feel a depression or rough area where our access was made. There is a soft, temporary material in that area, which may wear away to some degree before your next visit.
5. Whenever possible, try to chew on the opposite side from the tooth we have just treated, until you have a crown or onlay placed. Until that time, your tooth still is weakened and could fracture.
6. Second Appointment - It sometimes takes two or more appointments to start and finish a root canal. Failure to have a root canal finished will result in return of your symptoms, and possible loss of your tooth.
7. Restoration - After a root canal is finished, try to chew on the opposite side from the tooth we have just treated until you have a crown or onlay placed. Until that time, your tooth is weakened and could fracture. You usually need to have a post buildup and a crow placed on the tooth. The post and buildup builds and restores the strength to the inside of the tooth. There is a seperate fee for post, buildup and a crown or a permanent filling. We will discuss all of this with you before treatment begins.