White Bear Smiles

White Bear Smiles

Information Following Endodontic (Root Canal) Treatment

  • Endodontic treatment can take 1, 2, or 3 appointments depending on each case. It is possible to experience any of the following symptoms after any one of these appointments: sensitivity to hot and/or cold; sensitivity to pressure; possible swelling.
  • It is difficult to predict which symptoms, if any, you may experience and to what extent. In complicated cases pain medication, and/or antibiotics may be necessary.
  • If you experience swelling, call our office; it may be necessary for Dr. Anderson to see you.
  • A temporary filling may be used to seal the tooth between visits.
  • Be gentle on the tooth while eating until the final restoration is placed.
  • During endodontic treatment the nerve, blood and nutrient supply to the tooth is removed. This may cause the tooth to become brittle and more prone to fracture. In these cases a full coverage crown restoration (cap) will be recommended to prevent this from happening. If you should have any questions or concerns, please call our office.
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