Home Care Instructions

At the office of Dr. Barry Rhome, we’re proud to help patients of all ages achieve a beautiful, healthy smile and maintain it for a lifetime. As a leading practice serving the Philadelphia area, we strive to create personalized treatment plans for all of our patients. We’ll lead you through every step of your endodontic procedure, from what to do before endodontic treatment all the way through home care once your procedure is complete. 

After Endodontic Treatment

Once your endodontic treatment has been completed, your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and the previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm.

Post-Treatment Guidelines  

Do not chew hard foods on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with the protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. In addition, we recommend not eating anything or drinking hot beverages until the numbness in your mouth wears off. This will prevent you from biting your cheek or tongue.

After endodontic treatment, you may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), or both, as directed.

As a reference, our office will provide a written post-treatment guide.

Alcohol Intake

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.

The office telephone is answered day and night. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 215-735-7113.

Contact Your Philadelphia Endodontist

By referring you to our office, your dentist has shown their concern that you receive the finest endodontic care possible. Our goal is to provide unsurpassed quality in a compassionate environment of professionalism and clinical excellence. We hope to exceed your expectations. If you have any questions about general instructions surrounding endodontic surgery, please give us a call at 215-735-7113.