Home Care Instructions

EATING
Do not eat for 1 hour after root canal therapy. 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.

NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of the medications listed below for pain.

DISCOMFORT
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact the Decatur office at Decatur Phone Number 256-350-5290 or the Madison office at 256-772-3493 immediately, day or night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.