Root Canal Specialists in Wallingford, PA
(610) 566-6400

200 S Providence Rd. Wallingford , PA 19086 

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Root Canal Specialists Root Canal Specialists

Root Canal Specialists Root Canal Specialists

Root Canal Specialists Root Canal Specialists

Dr. Gary L. Huntington, DDS

After care

Post op care of a root canal

1. In most cases patients have a mild to moderate tenderness to bite. Removing the pulp tissue from inside a tooth often causes inflammation of the tooth socket. Avoid chewing on the tooth if it is tender. This tenderness should gradually dissipate but could take several days to return to normal.
2. Over-the-counter analgesics will generally relieve the discomfort. Occasionally the doctor will prescribe a stronger pain medication. If so please take as directed. Over-the-counter options could include:
 
1. Advil or Motrin (Ibuprofen) 200mg tablets Mild pain take 2-3 tablets every 4-6 hours. Moderate or stronger pain take 3-4 tablets every 4-6 hours
2. Tylenol (325mg regular or 500mg extra strength) take 2 tablets 3-4 times per day
These are adult dosages. Consult Dr. Huntington or your medical doctor for Child dosages.
 
3. If you develop swelling or have pain that over-the-counter medication is not handling please call 610-566-6400. This phone is answered by the answering service after normal business hours and a message will be forwarded to Dr. Huntington
4. If antibiotics are prescribed please take as directed.
5. Avoid putting heat on the outside of the face.
6. If you root canal is finished remember to return to your general dentist in a timely manner for restoration of your tooth. If the tooth is comfortable after a couple weeks then you should schedule an appointment with your dentist. Failure to restore the tooth could jeopardize the root canal treatment and even result in loss of the tooth.
 

Surgical post-op care

1. If you develop swelling or have pain that over-the-counter medication is not handling please call 610-566-6400. This phone is answered by the answering service after normal business hours and a message will be forwarded to Dr. Huntington
2. Do not brush your teeth in the area of the surgery. Everywhere else you can brush normally. We do not want the toothbrush bristles to get tangled up in the sutures.
3. Instead of brushing use a q-tip soaked in 3% peroxide (available at any pharmacy) to clean the sutured area and teeth around the sutured area. You can also use mouthwash held in the surgical area to help keep things clean. You should do this several times a day.
4. Chew on the opposite side. Start with a softer diet for the first day or two. Something soft like pasta could be a good choice.
5. It is not uncommon to see some swelling or bruising. These should resolve on their own and are just a normal part of surgery.
6. It is possible to have some minor bleeding from the incision. This can normally be controlled by applying pressure. Take a damp gauze and place it over the incision and then apply digital pressure on the outside of your face.
7. You will have sutures in place which sometimes can come out on their own. Dr. Huntington will remove any remaining sutures approximately 5-7 days after the surgery and check on the progress of healing
8. If you have questions call the office at 610-566-6400

Testimonials

Thank you so much!
My tooth hurt so bad I could not even concentrate at work and I was beginning to get in trouble. One visit with you and Im 100% again! I cant thank you enough!
Susie R - Wallingford. PA
 
 
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