Home Care Instructions
Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days as a result of manipulation during treatment and previous condition of your tooth. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil or Motrin), aspirin, naproxin (Aleve) or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed.
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 us 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 during regular office hours, please call our office at 703-847-0989 or for after- hour emergencies, please call Dr. Chun on his cell phone 703-772-7079 or Dr. Wu on her cell phone 571-310-0415.