AFTER  TREATMENT

                                     

Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please call your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist.

 

You may continue regular dental hygiene regimen. Avoid biting or chewing on the tooth during the first few days.  Avoid sticky foods like caramel, jellybeans, or gum since they may loosen or remove the temporary filling, which was placed. If the temporary filling feels loose or completely falls out, please call our office. It may need to be replaced.

 

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.