As the local anaesthetic starts to wear off after your treatment, you may experience some discomfort; this can often be managed with over-the-counter pain relief medications like ibuprofen (Nurofen) or paracetamol. Two tablets (400mg) of ibuorofen and/or two tablets of paracetamol (500mg) should be taken immediately after your treatment and then every 4-6 hours, if needed.
Soft foods should also be eaten in the days following and be careful of hot foods and drinks as they can burn your lips and cheek without you knowing if the local anaesthetic hasn’t completely worn off.
In the days following your treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially when chewing. This is completely normal as the tooth begins to heal. Continue with the ibuprofen or paracetamol (or both at the same time is also OK) every 4-6 hours, as required.
Antibiotics are not normally needed, but should you experience fever or excessive swelling, or any other severe symptoms that need attention like root canal aftercare instructions please contact us.