Home Care Instructions

Following endodontic treatment, your tooth and surrounding gum tissue will likely be tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter and/or medications prescribed at the time of your visit. 

Avoid chewing on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.

Home Care Instructions for endodontic patients. Root canals and root canal pretreatment is the specialty of Southwest Endodontics. Dr. Starr is an Endodontist; a dentist with 2 years additional training in Endodontics.

Note: Please be sure to take post-operative medications as prescribed by the doctor. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the medications prescribed, or should swelling or fever develop, please contact us.