- It is not unusual to experience post-operative discomfort after receiving endodontic treatment, and you may have been given a prescription for this. If you do not receive a prescription, over-the-counter medications should suffice. For those who are not allergic to anti-inflammatory medications, we recommend taking two Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) with one extra strength Tylenol every four to six hours. Take these medications consistently, so they can be at their most effective. This can also help ensure that your pain relief will not wear off between doses. Discontinue taking these medications when there is no longer any discomfort.
- Antibiotics are sometimes prescribed to help prevent and control infection. It is important you take the entire prescription of antibiotics as prescribed or infection could recur.
- After your root canal treatment is completed, you MUST return to your general dentist to have the tooth permanently restored. The temporary filling placed by your endodontist will need to be replaced with a permanent restoration.
- If swelling occurs or worsens, if unusual problems occur or if pain medication are not effective, please call Advanced Endodontics of Westchester at 914-946-2218 or 914-666-0707 immediately. Our team will arrange for you to see our endodontists as soon as possible.
Due to recent public health concerns, we are actively monitoring information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and local officials regarding the spread of COVID-19 (novel coronavirus disease). The safety of our patients and staff is our top priority.
Our offices are open Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 5:00pm and on Saturday in White Plains only from 8:00am to 1:00pm.
Strict telephone screenings are performed before patients are scheduled and family members and friends are asked to stay outside unless absolutely required for assistance.
Patients are asked to enter the building wearing masks. No magazines are available in the reception area, and everyone entering our treatment area will be asked to sanitize their hands.
The following prescreening questions will be asked of you when calling for an appointment:
- Do you have a fever or have you experienced a fever within the past 14 days?
- Have you experienced a recent onset of respiratory problems such as cough, wheezing, shortness of breath or difficulty breathing within the past 14 days?
- Have you been in contact with anyone who has experienced the symptoms described in the past two weeks?
- Have you traveled?
All smooth surfaces are disinfected after the entry and exit of each patient. We only allow one patient in the office at a time to allow adequate time for complete office disinfection.
In following the CDC guidelines, we are calling patients 48 hours after their appointment to see if any new signs of COVID-19 have developed.
Your health and safety and that of our team are our utmost concern. Thank you for your assistance in keeping us all protected.