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Branch Endodontics | Post-Op Instructions in Smithtown

Branch Endodontics
Shawn Pobiner, DMD
Todd Pobiner, DMD
Geraldine Navarrete, DMD
Mark Lentz, DMD
Business Hours
Monday:9AM - 4PM
Tuesday:9AM - 7PM
Wednesday:9AM - 4PM
Thursday:9AM - 4PM
Friday:9AM - 4PM
180 East Main St. Suite 304
Smithtown, NY 11787 
Phone: 631-724-3390
Fax: 631-724-3391
Email: [email protected]


Post-Op Instructions


Instructions After Endodontic Treatment

Please refrain from eating for at least 2 hours and until the anesthesia has worn off to prevent possible injury to your soft tissue. This will also allow the temporary restorative material to harden.

You will most likely feel soreness in the area as well as pressure when you bite down. For this reason, you should avoid hard and chewy foods. Do not eat on the treated side of your mouth for at least 72 hours. The soreness should decrease within a few days. Any discomfort is often alleviated by over the counter medications such as Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), Alleve, aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol). Please note: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking these medications.

If antibiotics are prescribed, continue taking them until they are finished.

If you notice any of the following symptoms please contact our office:

Increasing tenderness or swelling in the area surrounding the tooth.

A reaction to any of the medication you are taking.

Complete loss of the temporary filling material.

Tooth fracture.

Smithtown Endodontist | Post-Op Instructions. Dr. Shawn Pobiner, DMD , Todd Pobiner, DMD and Geraldine Navarrete, DMD are Smithtown Endodontists.