Certified Specialist in Endodontics
Home Care Instructions
A temporary filling has been placed in the endodontic access of your tooth. Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. If you have been given a prescription for medication, please take it as directed. If no prescription was given, you may take Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) or Acetaminophen (Tylenol) if needed. Do not be surprised if you cannot chew on this tooth for a few days, however, use the tooth as soon as you can since function makes healing more rapid. If you grind or clench your teeth, expect a longer recovery period.
You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen unless otherwise directed.
NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact this office immediately.
Voice mail is available after-hours by calling the office number. This voice mail is checked regularly until 9:00pm by Dr. Pike. Please leave a detailed message with your name and telephone number and Dr. Pike will return your call as necessary. Please have your local pharmacy number available.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 519-579-8381 or Kitchener Office Phone Number 1-800-444-9174.