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Post op instructions



Your treatment has NOT been completed



1 There is a temporary restoration in the tooth that Dr Kowalski is treating. It is normal for a small layer of this material to wear away. It is ESSENTIAL that you return for another visit so Dr Kowalski can complete your root canal treatment. You will have to be numb for this procedure, it will take about an hour to complete.


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 above mentioned medications or any prescriptions that Dr Kowalski may have given 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 and Dr Kowalski will get back to you as soon as possible. Or if you prefer you may also email Dr Kowalski at