After Your Root Canal


Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. However, a doctor is available for consultation should a problem arise after your treatment. Avoid chewing food on the affected side until your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact the office immediately at Eugene Office Phone Number 541-484-9018. The office telephone is answered day and night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.


After your root canal is completed, your restorative dentist must place a permanent restoration to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please telephone him or her for an appointment. A complete report of your treatment will be sent to them.