After undergoing endodontic therapy, it is crucial to follow post-operative instructions diligently to ensure a smooth and successful recovery. Here are some essential guidelines to keep in mind:
- Pain Management: You may experience mild discomfort or swelling for a few days after the procedure. Use prescribed pain relievers as directed by Dr. David Abdelmalak, your experienced endodontist at Glendale Endodontics & Microsurgery in Glendale, California. Over-the-counter pain medications may also help, but consult with us first.
- Oral Hygiene: Maintain your regular oral hygiene routine, but be gentle around the treated area. Brush and floss carefully to avoid irritation.
- Diet: Stick to soft foods initially and avoid chewing on the treated tooth until it is fully restored. This will help prevent any damage.
- Avoid Certain Habits: Refrain from smoking and limit alcohol consumption as they can hinder healing.
- Follow-up Appointments: Schedule and attend your follow-up appointments with Dr. Abdelmalak to monitor your progress and discuss the next steps in your treatment plan.
- Emergency Contact: If you experience severe pain, swelling or any unexpected side effects, contact us at 818-242-8955 immediately. Your comfort and well-being are our top priorities.
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By adhering to these post-op instructions, you will pave the way for a successful recovery and the preservation of your precious smile. At our endodontic office, we are here to support your dental health journey.