RCT Final Visit After Care Instructions

Jun 24, 2014   //   by Bituin   //   After Care  //  No Comments

First of all, congratulations, you made it through the root canal!  Hopefully you had a pleasant experience, considering the circumstances. That truly is our goal. This sheet will go over some information about what to expect for the next few weeks now that the root canal is completed.

Root canal treatment has been completed at this appointment.  The nerve and blood vessels have been removed and an appropriate filling material has been placed.  Sometimes pain may continue after a root canal procedure.  This usually disappears within a few days, or weeks at the very most.This is due to a healing response at the root ends and is normal.   Generally, the tooth should be back to normal within a month after the completion of the treatment.  If symptoms persist, please call our office.

Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after root canal treatment because teeth tend to get brittle and so generally it is a good idea to put dental crowns on them to keep them from breaking.   If your tooth’s strength is seriously compromised, your dentist may place a post and core build-up inside the tooth.  You should chew on the other side until your dentist determines the appropriate final restoration to best protect your tooth.

Your dentist needs to place a permanent restoration to protect your tooth against fracture and decay.  Please phone your dentist promptly for an appointment.  It is recommended this be done within 4-6 weeks.  Failure to do so in a timely fashion will result into failure of the root canal or a possible root fracture resulting in tooth loss.

We understand that final tooth restoration is of utmost importance upon the completion of root canal treatment, and we strive to communicate this clearly to all patients for optimum dental health results.

If you have any questions or concerns, please contact our office.  Thank you for trusting us with your root canal treatment and we look forward to serve you or anyone you refer to us in the future with the same courtesy and respect.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call us at any of our contact details below:
ATC 880-0102 | MEGAMALL 638-6929 | SHANGRI-LA 638-9244 | MAKATI 856-1963
SOUTHMALL 800-9792 | DASMARINAS (046) 481-9827

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