Home Care Instructions

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender, similar to a bruise, for several days after treatment. Postoperative symptoms are generally proportional to preoperative symptoms and usually peak about 3-4 days after treatment. This tenderness is normal and is not cause for alarm.  

An anti-inflammatory medication such as ibuprofen may be recommended by your doctor. If you are unable to take ibuprofen, acetaminophen is a viable substitute. In certain circumstances, your doctor may prescribe a narcotic medication to help manage symptoms.

Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. 

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact our office at Sunset District Office Phone Number 415-566-6900 or Pacific Heights Office Phone Number 415-528-7590.