Procedures and instructions for patients are listed and explained here:
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)
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.
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.