Root Canal Treatment in New York

Post Surgical Care

Procedures and instructions for patients are listed and explained here:

Postoperative Care

If you have had endodontic surgery, your post-surgery care will help ensure a faster and more comfortable healing period. You can expect to experience any of the following:

  • Moderate swelling
  • Mild to moderate discomfort
  • Facial discoloration (especially for fair skinned patients, who bruise easily)

What can you do for pain relief? Here is what we recommend:

Experience relief with Motrin tablets (600mg) every 4 to 6 hours for 3 days. If NSAIDs like Advil or Ibuprofen are not suitable for you or if you have an allergy to Aspirin, trust Tylenol (500-1000 mg) every 4-6 hours for 3 days. Rest assured, we have your pain management covered.

If you have any concerns or doubts about taking any of these medical recommendations, please feel free to consult with us. When it comes to antibiotics, it is crucial that you follow the prescribed instructions. Should you have any questions or uncertainties, don’t hesitate to contact us for clarification.

To address swelling, we recommend using a cold pack. Apply it for 10 minutes, then remove it for 10 minutes, repeating this process on the first day. When it comes to oozing, we suggest using a moist gauze pad or tea bag on the affected area and applying gentle pressure for 20 minutes.

Rest assured that by following these guidelines, you’ll be on your way to a speedy recovery. If you need further assistance or have any additional inquiries, we are here to help.

Important Notes:

Oral Hygiene

It is essential that you keep the surgical area clean, to promote healing. Please rinse with salt water or antiseptic rinses as often as possible throughout the week. Do not brush your teeth near the incisions for the first week; instead, use a gauze pad moistened with salt water to clean your teeth. Continue normal dental hygiene in other areas of your mouth.

Restricted Activities

DO NOT jog, swim, do aerobics, bicycle, or perform any activities that include heavy movement or jarring of your head. Do not bend down with your head below your waist. We recommend avoiding alcoholic beverages, smoking and spicy foods for 4-7 days.

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