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Morristown, NJ

Mitchell H. Davich, DMD, PA

 

 
What you should expect after endodontic treatment...

Root canal therapy is usually a painless experience requiring from one to four appointments.   Upon completion or between visits a temporary filling covers the opening that was made on the outside of your tooth.  Please minimize chewing on the treated tooth for several days, allowing it a chance to heal.

Endodontically treated teeth are still alive.  Once healed they feel like any other teeth in the mouth however there is no sensation to hot, cold or sweet.

A visit to your restorative dentist should be scheduled within a month after the completion of your treatment so that a permanent restoration can be made .

On some occasions cleaning of the root canals may cause irritation and inflammation of the nerves surrounding the tooth, resulting in sensitivity to touching, tapping or biting.  This discomfort usually subsides within one to two weeks, and we ask that you avoid chewing on this tooth for that period of time.  Over-the-counter analgesics such as Advil (adults can take 2,3 or 4 every 4 hours if needed) or Aleve (1 or 2 every 6 hours if needed), or their equivalent, are the most effective pain medications.  Tylenol or Extra Strength Tylenol can be taken as an alternative if you are unable to tolerate Advil or Aleve. 

If you have tried these medications or their equivalents and your discomfort is still unmanageable, please call our office. We may suggest additional medication or other measures to make your more comfortable.

If you need to change your appointment or have an after hours emergency...

Our office is open 6 days a week.  Our regular hours are:

Monday - Thursday 9 AM to 5 PM   

Friday 9 AM to 1 PM         

Selected Saturdays 8 AM to 12 PM

If a problem arises after office hours, the doctor can be reached by calling our main number 973-898-0100 and following the prompts.

When you schedule an appointment, time is reserved for you.  If you find that the appointment you scheduled is no longer convenient, we request a minimum of 24 hours notice so that another patient in need can be accommodated.   We ask that the office be contacted directly BY PHONE, and not email, to cancel or change any appointment.