After Completion of Endodontic Treatment FAQ
What should I expect after my endodontic treatment?
Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the first check-up visit. Please call for an appointment during the following month.
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, Drs. Chang or Gecina or your 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.
Post-operative infections. Post-operative infections can occasionally occur. Many times placing you on an antibiotic for one week will take care of the infection Occasionally, other follow-up procedures will be needed. Any risk of post-operative infection will be explained to you prior to any Endodontic treatment.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Mifflinburg Office Phone Number 570-966-4402