Wondering what to do after anesthesia? Have questions regarding oral hygiene instructions? After your endodontic procedure, you will be given general instructions to follow at home. Use these oral health instructions to manage pain and properly care for your tooth during recovery. It is important to follow the general instructions, particularly if Dr. Cardon placed a temporary crown or filling.

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After Anesthesia

After anesthesia, as the anesthesia wears off after your root canal therapy, you may experience tenderness in the treatment area for a few days as the wound heals. Mild soreness in the jaw is also not uncommon, after having your mouth held ajar for an extended period during the endodontic procedure. These are temporary symptoms that typically respond well to non-prescription medications, such as acetaminophen, to manage the discomfort. Have additional questions about what to do after anesthesia? Let us know at your appointment.

Dentist and patient discussing some medical record

After Anesthesia

After anesthesia, as the anesthesia wears off after your root canal therapy, you may experience tenderness in the treatment area for a few days as the wound heals. Mild soreness in the jaw is also not uncommon, after having your mouth held ajar for an extended period during the endodontic procedure. These are temporary symptoms that typically respond well to non-prescription medications, such as acetaminophen, to manage the discomfort. Have additional questions about what to do after anesthesia? Let us know at your appointment.

Oral Health Instructions

Contact your endodontist, Dr. Cardon, at our office in Spanish Fork, UT immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:

Severe pain, pressure or swelling (inside or outside of the mouth) that lasts for more than a few days
Allergic reaction to antibiotics or pain medication
Uneven bite
Temporary filling or crown dislodging
Symptoms of infection returning
Wait until the numbness wears off after your treatment before eating to avoid biting into your tongue or cheek. Do not use the treated tooth to bite or chew until the tooth is permanently restored.

After your follow-up appointment, you will need to see your dentist as soon as possible to have your tooth fully restored with a dental crown.

Regular checkup at the dentist
Regular checkup at the dentist

Oral Health Instructions

Contact your endodontist, Dr. Cardon, at our office in Spanish Fork, UT immediately if you develop any of the following symptoms:

Severe pain, pressure or swelling (inside or outside of the mouth) that lasts for more than a few days
Allergic reaction to antibiotics or pain medication
Uneven bite
Temporary filling or crown dislodging
Symptoms of infection returning
Wait until the numbness wears off after your treatment before eating to avoid biting into your tongue or cheek. Do not use the treated tooth to bite or chew until the tooth is permanently restored.

After your follow-up appointment, you will need to see your dentist as soon as possible to have your tooth fully restored with a dental crown.

Maintaining healthy habits together

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Follow the recommended oral hygiene instructions, brush twice a day and floss at least once daily to keep the treated area clean. Practice these oral hygiene habits, keep up with regular dental cleanings and exams, and contact your endodontist if you experience discomfort, swelling or pain as the months pass. Sometimes, a treated tooth will require an additional endodontic procedure in the future, even months or years after the first treatment, to save the tooth.

Maintaining healthy habits together

Oral Hygiene Instructions

Follow the recommended oral hygiene instructions, brush twice a day and floss at least once daily to keep the treated area clean. Practice these oral hygiene habits, keep up with regular dental cleanings and exams, and contact your endodontist if you experience discomfort, swelling or pain as the months pass. Sometimes, a treated tooth will require an additional endodontic procedure in the future, even months or years after the first treatment, to save the tooth.

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Susan Messersmith
Susan Messersmith
05:09 03 Mar 20
I have been to Dr. Cardon twice. Very good , pain free root canal. The second time I went in for a consult, he picked up that I needed a different antibiotic, than the one I was on. He is a very caring, thorough Doctor.
Taylor Nelson
Taylor Nelson
21:04 30 Sep 19
Amazing people working on teeth here. They are happy and really care about what they are doing. I get extremely anxious and was able to use the laughing gas to calm my nerves during the procedure. It made everything better. They were fast and thorough. Will definitely come back for any work needed. Thanks Maple Ridge!!!
Nic Searle
Nic Searle
00:03 16 Nov 19
I had a great experience here! Staff was extremely aware of discomfort I was feeling during the procedure and made sure to stop and offer remedies. Fastest and pain free operation I’ve been through! I would highly recommend Maple Ridge Endodontics
Karen Pingel
Karen Pingel
21:15 22 Jan 20
I am amazed at how quick and pain free the procedure was. Dr Cardon and his staff were phenomenal. Very comfortable atmosphere!
Allison Richardson
Allison Richardson
15:17 24 Dec 19
I have been putting off for a couple of years due to dental nightmares when I was younger. Maple ridge staff was absolutely incredible! Fast , kind and understanding! I thought I would be in a lot of pain when the numbing wore off but no pain at all! I never dreamed getting a root canal would be so easy!
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