After Completion of Endodontic Treatment
How do I care for my mouth 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 permanent filling must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and decay.
Dr. Harlamb will advise you and your dentist when this filling needs to be placed.
A complete report of treatment will be sent to your dentist.
Your tooth is more prone to fracture immediately after endodontic treatment. You should chew on the other side until your dentist has placed a core build-up and a protective restoration, usually a crown. If your tooth’s strength is seriously compromised, your dentist may place a post and core build-up inside the tooth. Your dentist and endodontist will determine the appropriate restoration to best protect your tooth.
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