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Final Post Op Instructions

Post op instructions



Your treatment has been completed




1 There is a temporary restoration in the tooth that Dr Kowalski treated. This temporary filling is not meant to stay in the tooth any longer than 2 or 3 months maximum. It is essential that you return to your general dentist as soon as possible to have a permanent restoration or crown placed in the treated tooth. Dr Kowalski will also like to see you back for a follow up visit. We will send you a reminder card when it is time for that visit. It will be a quick 10-15 minute visit. We will take an x ray of the treated tooth; there is no charge for this visit or the x ray.


2 It is normal after a root canal for the tooth and gum tissue to be tender for several days after your treatment. Should this continue for more than 4 days please contact our office.


3 It is recommended that you take 1 of the following medications to manage any discomfort you might have. Do not take more than 1 of the medications listed simultaneously, unless directed to do so by Dr Kowalski.


800 mg Ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin) 4 over the counter tablets every 6 hours


220 mg Naproxen Sodium (Aleve) every 10-12 hours


1000 mg Tylenol every 6 hours


4 If you have a fever, swelling or discomfort that is not relieved by the abovementioned medications or any prescriptions that Dr Kowalski may have give you, contact the office. If it is after normal office hours and it is a true EMERGENCY you may reach Dr Kowalski at 618-531-5132. You may leave a message or send a text message and Dr Kowalski will get back to you as soon as possible. If you prefer you may also email Dr Kowalski at