After care treatment for patient having root canal treatment (root filling) done.

The treated tooth is commonly very tender to touch, biting, tapping or chewing for a few days after treatment. DO NOT CHEW ON THAT SIDE.


Discomfort usually subsides in a couple of days, but may last as long as a few weeks. Improvement will be gradual. The treated tooth, the injection sites, as well as the soft tissues around the tooth, will feel sore and tender for a few days.


If your tooth throbs, keep your head elevated, even when lying down. We usually recommend a non-steroidal anti-inflammatory medication such as Ibuprofen or Aspirin, at least three to five days following treatment.


Take all prescribed medication as directed.


If you initially feel better, but then get significantly worse two or three days after treatment, you may be experiencing what is known as a "flare-up." This is not a common occurrence, but if it happens, please contact the practice.


If you have a temporary filling on the tooth try to avoid chewing on that tooth until it has been restored by a permanent restoration.


Some times some small pieces of temporary fillings could come out.