After Endodontic Treatment

Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please call your general dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment as well as any x-rays taken in our office, will be sent to your general dentist. Included in your treatment is a 6 month follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the first check-up visit. 

Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your general dentist has done the final restoration. If your tooth’s strength is seriously compromised, your treating endodontist or genearl dentist may place a post and core build-up inside the tooth. Your general dentist and your treating endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.