2 North Street
Waldwick, NJ 07463
Phone: (201) 447-3210
Just Off Franklin Turnpike

Creating Beautiful Smiles

10 Irvington Street
Westwood, NJ 07675
Phone: (201) 664-0205
Next to Trader Joe's

Root Canal Therapy

Root Canal: Post-Operative Instructions

During root canal treatment, you will have some sort of temporary restoration/filling to cover the cavity in your tooth.   The material is weaker and is not as stable as the final restoration that will protect your tooth after the root canal treatment is completed.

While you have the temporary restoration in place:

  • No Chewing on that side
  • No Flossing that tooth, but continue flossing between and around your other teeth
  • Gently Brush that tooth or avoid it if you do not feel comfortable doing so
  • Take Medications (pain and antibiotics) as instructed

Call the Office

  • If the pain medication is not alleviating the pain.
  • If the pain or swelling lasts longer than 3 days.
  • If the temporary filling is loose or absent.

Contact Us

We encourage you to contact us with any questions or comments you may have. Please call our office or use the quick contact form below.


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