After start of Endodontic Treatment:
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of operation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Try to avoid chewing food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking over the counter pain medication such as ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact us immediately.
After completion of Endodontic Treatment:
The root canal system has been permanently sealed. It is extremely important that a final restoration be placed on the tooth following endodontic treatment. If this is not done in a timely manner, bacteria will re-infect the root canal and the treatment will need to be redone. Teeth that have had root canal treatment are weaker than other teeth and are prone to fracture until a final restoration is placed.
After endodontic treatment is completed, your general dentist will place a permanent filling (core build-up). Most of these teeth will then require a crown to strengthen and protect the tooth, and this will be completed by your dentist.
Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A comprehensive report of your endodontic treatment which includes before and after radiographs with recommendation will be sent to your restorative dentist.
Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the first check-up visit. We will arrange the appointment for you if necessary after completion of your visit.
In case of emergency Dr. Lazar can be paged day and night at: 661-237-5675. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.