After Endodontic Treatment

After Endodontic Treatment

After your root canal is complete, Dr. Manning will seal the surface with a temporary filling. A follow-up visit to your family dentist will be required so that they may permanently seal the outer surface of the tooth with a permanent filling or a crown. This will help to protect your tooth against fracture or decay.

A complete report of the treatment we provided will be sent to your general dentist and they will call you to book the final restoration.

Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for this visit.

Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your restorative dentist has placed a core build-up and a protective restoration, usually a crown. If your tooth’s strength is seriously compromised, your endodontist or restorative dentist may place a post and core build-up inside the tooth. Your restorative dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.

After a root canal, you may have some temporary soreness, usually a dull ache. This will subside in a day or two and is commonly relieved with Advil or Tylenol. After your procedure you will be given instructions on pain management. Dr. Manning will follow up with you within a day or two to check on your condition. Frequently patients tell us that no pain medication was required.