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Michanowicz Endodontics in Hollidaysburg, PA
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Pre and Post Treatment Instructions

For non-surgical treatment
(Root Canal Therapy or Retreatment)

Pre -Treatment Instructions

  • Get a good night’s rest.

  • Eat breakfeast and or lunch prior to your visit.

  • Take your normal medications.

  • If your orthopedist or cardiologist have advised taking antibiotics prior to dental treatment, please do so.

  • Bring a list of your medications, including supplements, and herbal remedies.

  • Bring your referral form, and dental insurance information.

  • If you are a minor, have a parent and guardian remain during your visit.

  • Feel free to return to work or school after your treatment.

  • Avoid scheduling treatment prior to any important events.

  • Please refrain from wearing perfumes and colognes.

Post-Treatment Instructions

  • After your visit, avoid eating for 60 minutes. Avoid hard foods such as pretzels, peanuts, hard candy until you visit your general dentist.

  • It is common for your tooth to be sensitive to touch, biting, chewing and tapping. Sensitivity usually subsides in a few days, but may continue for weeks. Avoid chewing on that side of your mouth. Improvement is gradual. If swelling and pain occur call our office immediately.

  • Rinse your mouth with saline rinses 5 times daily for 3 days. (1/2 teaspoon salt with 8oz. warm water), brush carefully.

  • DO NOT APPLY HOT OR COLD COMPRESSES TO THE OUTSIDE OF YOUR FACE.

  • Reduce discomfort by taking 600 mg of ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) OR 1000mg acetaminophen (Extra strength Tylenol) every 6 hours for 3 days. If symptoms persist call our office.

  • Take all medications prescribed by Dr. Michanowicz.

  • Visit your dentist as soon as possible for a permanent restoration or crown. Recommendation is within 2-4 weeks.

For Surgical Procedures (such as Apicoectomy)

Pre & Post-Operative Surgical Instructions

  • Get a good night’s rest.

  • Eat a light meal prior to your surgery, and take your normal medications.

  • If your orthopedist or cardiologist have advised taking antibiotics prior to dental treatment, please do so.

  • After your surgery, do not pull or lift your lip in order to keep the sutures intact, mild swelling, bleeding and discoloration is normal.

  • You will be given an ice pack to take home with you, place the pack on your face for 20 minutes and remove for 90 minutes. Use the ice pack throughout the day until bedtime.

  • The next morning, begin saline rinses (1/2 teaspoon salt with 8oz. warm water) rinse 5 times daily for 7 days.

  • Eat a soft diet, and brush your teeth while being very careful at the surgical site. Diluted mouthwash may be used on the 5th day.

  • Reduce discomfort by taking 600mg of ibuprofen (Motrin or Advil) OR 1000mg acetaminophen (Extra strength Tylenol) every 6 hours for 3 days.

  • A post-operative appointment will be scheduled.

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