After Completion of 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 dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your dentist. In some cases a review appointment will be scheduled to evaluate the progress of healing.
Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your dentist has placed a core build-up and a protective restoration, usually a crown. If your tooth’s strength is seriously compromised, your dentist may place a post and core build-up inside the tooth. Your dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.
Are There Any Potential Problems After Treatment?
- Post-operative discomfort. Post-operative discomfort can occur. This is usually well controlled with oral analgesics. In infected teeth, there is a small risk of a flare up of the infection after endodontic treatment has been commenced. Most times placing you on an antibiotic for one week will take care of the infection. Occasionally, other follow-up procedures will be needed.
- After Endodontic microsurgery. Your endodontist will provide specific detailed instructions for post-operative home care.
If you have any questions, please call our practice on 1300 558 495