general instructions

Home Care Instructions

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and the 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 protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.

If your tooth is infected, Dr. Campbell may prescribe an antibiotic, as well as an additional medication for discomfort.  As noted earlier, ibuprofen is an excellent medication for relieving inflammation (discomfort). 

Dr. Campbell may also adjust the occlusion of the tooth to help prevent tooth fracture and post-treatment discomfort.

NOTE: 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 this office immediately.

The office telephone is answered day and night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Orange Park Office Phone Number 904-264-9096

AFTER DR. CAMPBELL HAS COMPLETED YOUR ROOT CANAL, YOU WILL NEED TO RETURN TO YOUR GENERAL DENTIST TO HAVE A PERMANENT RESTORATION PLACED ON THE TOOTH.  PLEASE CLICK ON THE “AFTER TREATMENT” OPTION IN THE MENU ON THE LEFT SIDE OF THIS PAGE, FOR FURTHER INFORMATION.