After Your First Appointment
After Completion of the Root Canal
Congratulations! By saving your tooth with root canal treatment, you have made a significant step towards better oral health. The root canal system inside your tooth has been thoroughly cleaned, shaped and sealed.
As soon as possible please call your dentist for an appointment to place a permanent restoration on your tooth.
Any delay in obtaining a permanent restoration may cause the tooth to fracture or may cause the tooth to become re-infected. It is normal to feel some tenderness in the area over the next few days as your body undergoes the natural healing process. You may also feel some tenderness in your jaw from keeping it open for an extended period of time.
These symptoms are temporary and usually respond very well to over-the-counter pain medications. It is important for you to follow the instructions on how to take these medications.
Narcotic medications, if prescribed, may make you drowsy. You should not drink alcohol, drive or operate machinery.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your root canal treatment has been completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure that lasts more than a few days, contact our office immediately.
Superior Endodontics is located in downtown Marquette, MI at 101 S Front St., Ste. 505. Our office is on the top floor of the Savings Bank building beneath the clock tower.