Endodontic Post-Operative Instructions

Following Procedure: Please avoid eating until the numbness in your mouth wears off, to prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue. Feel free to enjoy a protein shake or milkshake until then. 

  • Diet: NO crunchy foods such as nuts, popcorn, pretzels, chips etc. on the treated tooth. Avoid foods that are exceptionally hot. Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until you have had it restored by your General Dentist.
  • Brushing: Be sure to brush gently around the treated area. Avoid any flossing until the tooth has been restored by your General Dentist. 
  • Swelling/Bruising: It is normal to feel sensitivity, tenderness, and soreness/discomfort that may last up to one week. If any discomfort persists after two weeks be sure to give your Endodontists a call right away. 
  • Restoration: If the opening of your tooth was restored with a temporary filling material, it is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off in-between appointments. However, if you think the entire filling as come out, contact your Endodontist the same day. 
  • Contact your Endodontist right away if you develop any of the following: 
    • Visible swelling inside or outside of your mouth, that lasts longer than one week. 
    • An allergic reaction to medication, including rash, hives or itching (nausea is not an allergic reaction) 
    • A return of original symptoms; or your bite feels uneven.