Home Care Instructions

After Endodontic Treatment

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. Do not chew food on the affected side for two to five days. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol), as directed.


  • 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 the office immediately.

After Completion of Endodontic Treatment:

Once the root canal system has been permanently sealed, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration by our office.  A permanent restoration must then be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay, by your general dentist with 30 days.    Immediately following the completion of your root canal, please contact your general dentist to schedule your restoration.  A complete treatment summary report will be sent to your dentist. 

We will contact you in six months to schedule a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 678-990-8034 (Decatur) or 470-260-4700 (Midtown).