Complications are rare, but swelling and discomfort can
occur. It is normal to experience some soreness for a few days after treatment. The tooth will also be sensitive to pressure for a week or so. However; if you have severe pain, pressure
or swelling that lasts more than a few days; contact Dr. Gebhardt promptly
at (541) 776-7640. He is available on a 24
hour basis, should the need arise.
Your tooth is prone to fracture immediately after root canal
therapy. You should not chew on the treated
tooth until your dentist has placed the protective restoration, which is
usually a crown. Your restorative
dentist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your
If the opening in your tooth was restored with a temporary
filling material, it is not unusual for a thin layer to wear off in-between
appointments. However, if you think the entire filling has come out, contact Dr.
A written report of your treatment, including the final
x-ray will be sent to your restorative dentist.
You should contact your dentistís office to arrange
for placement of a permanent restoration within two weeks.