Post-Op Instructions

Your endodontic treatment is completed. You may experience pain over the next 48-72 hours which can vary from mild to severe. This is normal and is due to the treatment process. You may have received prescriptions for pain medication and/or antibiotics. If so it is important to take these medications as directed.

Very important: Unless you are advised otherwise, the outer surface of your tooth is sealed with a temporary filling. You should contact your Dentist as soon as possible to make an appointment to have a permanent restoration placed to protect your tooth from fracture or decay. This is very important and should be done no later than 3-4 weeks. If you have further questions please feel free to contact our office.

We recommend the following options for pain management.  ONLY FOLLOW ONE OF THE OPTIONS BELOW:

1. If you are not allergic to Advil (Ibuprofen) or Tylenol (Acetaminophen) we advise you take the following combination; take two (200mg) Advil and one (500mg) Extra Strength Tylenol every 6 hours. (Do not exceed the
recommended dosage).

2. Take two (200mg) Advil and one of the prescribed narcotic medications following the directions on the bottle.

3. Take only the prescribed narcotic medication following the directions on the bottle.

Caution: Never take any medications you are allergic to. If you receive a prescription for a medication you are allergic to contact our office immediately (answering service can page your doctor immediately if after hours).

NOTE: Alcohol intake is is not advised while taking these medications.  

If you develop pain which cannot be controlled  with these medications or you develop swelling please contact the office immediately.

The office telephone is answered day and night. If you call after hours please have a pharmacy number available.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Bellaire Office Phone Number713-218-7811