After Completion of Endodontic Treatment
Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. The outer (chewing) surface has been sealed with either a temporary or permanent restoration. The decision as to the type of restoration to be placed will be made by your general dentist. If a temporary filling was placed, you will be asked by Dr. Kubelka to return to your general dentist within 2 to 4 weeks for a permanent restoration. This is necessary in order to protect your tooth from fracture or decay. Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist.
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. If your tooth’s strength is seriously compromised, your endodontist or restorative dentist may place a post and core build-up inside the tooth. Your restorative dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.
Are There Any Potential Problems After Treatment?
- Post-operative pain. Post-operative pain is not-uncommon, especially for the first several days following treatment. Usually over the counter, anti-inflammatory pain medications will take care of your symptoms. If these medications are not taking care of the discomfort, please call the office.
- Post-operative infections. Post-operative infections occasionally occur. This usually requires just an office visit and examination. Many times placing you on an antibiotic for one week will take care of the infection Occasionally, other follow-up procedures will be needed.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Tulsa Office Phone Number 918-494-4144