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Kafri Premier Endodontics

Canton, OH



Non-Surgical Root Canal Therapy Post-operative Instructions:

Normal Post-treatment sensitivity may include the following for approximately 2-14 days:
A dull or sharp ache specific to the treated tooth or jaw area (this is due to a healing response at the root ends and is normal)
Soreness of the gum tissue due to anesthetic injections or the rubber dam placement.
Headaches or soreness in your jaw muscles
Numbness that may last for several hours after the procedure or longer.

These conditions should be relieved with analgesics like Tylenol or Advil or rinses

  • Advil/Motrin/Ibuprofen 600-800 mg every 4-6 hours as needed for pain. This medication is also an anti-inflammatory. This will help alleviate pain and reduce inflammation.
  • Or Tylenol 500-1000mg every 6 hours as needed for pain (especially if you are allergic to aspirin)
  • If above medication does not control the pain you can alternate between 600-800 mg Advil/Motrin/Ibuprofen and 500-1000 mg Tylenol every 3 hours
  • Warm salt-water rinses: 1 teaspoon salt in 8-12 oz of water about 3-5 times a day
Abnormal post-treatment sensitivity would include:

Please call our office immediately if any of these conditions exist:

Swelling, especially if it is noticeable outside the mouth-including the throat, jaw, face, or eyes.

Discomfort that doesn't respond to the medications above or prescribed

Feeling that the tooth treated may be higher than the others you bite

A temporary restoration was placed in the tooth today. Since it is a temporary, it will wear away or even break off. It is imperative and your responsibility that you follow-up this root canal visit with your general dentist for the placement of the final filling or crown, otherwise the root canal will fail from bacteria invasion from your own saliva. It is recommended that you do not use the treated tooth to chew until final restoration is placed