Root Canal Treatment Post-Operative Care Instructions

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Root Canal Treatment Post-Operative Care Instructions

Though some of the root canal treatment that Dr. Antolin perform are completed in 1 appointment, root canal therapy may take more than 1 appointment to complete.


Since an anesthetic has been used, parts of your mouth may be numb for several hours after the appointment. Avoid chewing and drinking hot beverages until the numbness has worn off.


To safeguard the tooth between sessions, a temporary filling is applied. It is usual for a tiny amount of your temporary filling to wear away or break off, which is not an issue. If the entire filling falls out, please contact our office to schedule a replacement appointment.


It is common to have soreness for many days following a root canal. Taking your medication precisely as prescribed will maximize its efficacy and dramatically reduce the likelihood of unpleasant side effects.


For a minimum of 24 hours rotate Ibuprofen (Advil) and Acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 3 hours



Do NOT exceed 2400 mg (12 tabs) of Ibuprofen in a 24-hour period!!!


Do NOT exceed 4000 mg (8 tabs) of Tylenol in a 24-hour period!!!


***IF pain worsens, replace the Acetaminophen with your prescribed pain medication


If antibiotics are prescribed, continue to take them as directed, even if all signs and symptoms of infection are gone


Avoid eating hard or sticky foods (such as gum) and chew on the opposite side of your mouth to protect the tooth and keep the temporary filling in place. Continue brushing and flossing as usual. The final phase of a root canal procedure is typically the installation of a crown or permanent filling. A crown will safeguard the tooth from future breakage.


If you have signs of swelling or increasing pain, or if you have any further questions or concerns, please contact our office at (682) 237‐2353.

Felicia CruzFelicia Cruz
18:41 14 Jun 22
Excellent experience with amazing results and truly wonderful staff all around! From the moment you walk into the office, you are greeted and the staff make you feel welcome and even calm the nerves. I am always so nervous when visiting dentists and the staff take the time to also explain what you are in for. I went in for a teeth whitening, something I have been so nervous about and Dr. Rhea Antolin is so calming and reassuring about the process. I could not believe how white my teeth were after one session so I decided to come back for another. You will not be disappointed with your results and the entire experience will be smooth and worth it!
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16:09 10 Jan 22
Very nice and professional staff, explained everything really well.
00:35 17 Jun 21
Long story short. I’m travel through Texas had an infection in my molar and the pain was all the way up to my ear. The team did an extraction and cleaned it all out in no time at all. Pain free and back on the road.Staff was very specific with instructions for my after care. Staff made my family feel comfortable and kept them at ease with my progress.A+Facility equipment is current and cutting edge. A+Thank you guys so very much.
Machaela CooleyMachaela Cooley
16:05 29 Mar 21
Always a great experience. Doctor Antolin truly cares about her patients and always takes her time with treatment. Her front office staff and assistants are friendly and welcoming.
Robbie CooperRobbie Cooper
17:16 04 Nov 20
I couldnt b more happy! Tis is the go to dentist here!! I LOVE MY TEETH NOW!! U will definitely c me with a smile on my face!!
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17:16 15 May 20
I just recently started coming to Garden Valley Family & Cosmetic dentistry and they are top notch. Even throughout this whole chaotic pandemic they still seem to get the job done so well while keep us and them safe. Garden Valley really goes the extra mile for their patients. I really recommend coming to them for any dental needs!
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