Post Treatment Instructions – Returning Patients

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The treatment on your tooth is NOT complete.  It is essential for you to return to our office for further treatment.  Do no eat anything for the first hour following the procedure and then ONLY eat soft foods for the rest of the day.  It is advisable to chew on the opposite side until treatment is completed.  Even if you were not experiencing any discomfort prior to treatment, it is normal for you to experience some degree of discomfort for a few days.  This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm.

Discomfort may be alleviated by Ibuprofen 200 mg x 4 (800 mg) every 8 hours and acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.  Please take any antibiotics prescribed because that will alleviate any discomfort as well.  ALL MEDICATIONS SHOULD BE TAKEN WITH FOOD.  Warm salt water rinses may also help.  (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water).  Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with above medications or prescribed medications, and should swelling develop PLEASE CONTACT OUR OFFICE