Your tooth and gum tissue may be tender for several days following treatment. Your treated tooth will feel bruised if touched with your finger, tongue, or food.
It is recommended that you do not chew food on the affected side until the soreness is completely gone, this may be a week or longer. To reduce this soreness, we recommend 600 mg ibuprofen/Advil every 4 hours for 24 hours following treatment. While soreness is not unusual, swelling is. Should you experience any swelling on the gum or on your face you should contact our office immediately.