It is normal for your tooth to be sore for the first few days after root canal therapy has been completed. Initially, soft foods are recommended, as they will provide less discomfort during chewing. The soreness may continue for up to one week. Your tooth may feel differently the second and third weeks. By the fourth week, it should feel like your other teeth.

You will be given Ibuprofen to aid post-operative healing and to help manage any discomfort. It is an anti-inflammatory pain medication that will reduce the inflammation in the area that was treated. If the Ibuprofen does not alleviate your symptoms, please call the office and let us know.

A very small percentage of patients (less than 5%) experience post-operative swelling in the area that was treated. If this happens, please call our office immediately to speak with the doctor.

If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment, please do not hesitate to call our office. If your call is after office hours or on the weekend, the doctor’s cell phone number will be available.

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