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Endodontist in Newton
63 Newton Sparta Road, Suite 201
Newton, NJ 07860 (973) 383-8080
Newton Endodontist
63 Newton Sparta Road, Suite 201
Newton, NJ 07860
(973) 383-8080

Surgical Post Op

Instructions Following Surgical Root Canal Treatment

  1. You may experience swelling, minor pain, and/or skin discoloration. This is normal and will be temporary.
  2. In order to keep possible swelling to a minimum, the use of an ice pack on the face over the operated area is recommended. The ice pack should be used; on for 20 minutes, off for 20 minutes, etc. This is done during normal waking hours for 2-4 hours following surgery. DO NOT apply heat to the area.
  3. DO NOT raise your lip with your fingers to inspect the treated area. This will tend to loosen any sutures that have been placed.
  4. DO NOT brush in the area of surgery. Starting tomorrow, rinse with warm salt water (1/2 teaspoon salt to 8 oz. glass warm water) on the treated area under the lip or cheek, following each meal and before bedtime.
  5. Please follow the instructions in the proper use of your prescribed medications.
  6. Should any difficulties or questions arise, do not hesitate to call this office at any time, day, night, or weekend at 973-383-8080