After Completion of Endodontic Treatment

Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The internal root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing.  

It is normal for your tooth to be more tender to biting pressure for a few days or in some cases even a couple of weeks after endodontic treatment.   Also, your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your restorative dentist has placed a core build-up and a protective restoration, usually a crown. If your tooth’s strength is seriously compromised, your endodontist or restorative dentist may place a post and core build-up inside the tooth. Your restorative dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Spartanburg Office Phone Number 864-699-9931