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 your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. 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 our office immediately.
If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 516-441-5060.

Before Endodontic Treatment
Root canals will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. Dr. Rybak is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment....
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 follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture...
Instructions After Apical Root Surgery (Apicoectomy)
We hope you had a positive and pain free experience with us. The most difficult question we are asked is, “What am I going to feel after the numbness wears off?” Root canal therapy disinfects the inside of the root of an infected...