home care instructions

surgical instructions

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm.

Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a crown (a protective restoration) provided by your general dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil) as directed.

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact our office immediately. If you have been treated by Dr. Boatright and a problem occurs after hours please call our office number and you will receive the numbers to contact Dr. Boatright.


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