Home Care Instructions

Following endodontic therapy your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until the tenderness is subsided. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.

NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. 

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact this office immediately at Pasadena Microscopic Endodontics Phone Number 626-440-0177. You could reach Dr. Hartoonian 24 hours a day on his cell phone at 818-370-6768. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.

A final restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and bacterial contamination. I some cases, where applicable, we will place the final restoration. If you need to see you general dentist for this procedure we will inform you at the completion of your endodontic treatment.  In that case, please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment. A complete report of treatment will be sent to your restorative dentist. Periodic follow-up examinations are necessary to evaluate the progress of healing. . Please call for an appointment in six months for your first follow up examination.