At La Jolla Village Endodontics, we make every effort to ensure that you are as comfortable as possible both during your treatment and after you leave our office. Our endodontists in La Jolla, California, have a number of strategies to help you manage pain and discomfort while you recover. Contact our office at (858) 454-0366 to learn more and schedule your consultation with Dr. Jeffrey Javelet or Dr. Erik Stalder.

You can expect to experience some soreness in the treated tooth and surrounding tissue for up to several days following your treatment. This is normal and is a result of the procedure, not a pre-existing condition of your tooth.

You can manage this discomfort in a few ways:

  • Chew on the other side of your mouth
  • Use nonsteroidal painkillers (ibuprofen, Advil, Motrin, Naproxen, Aleve, Anaprox or aspirin) — we typically prescribe 400mg of ibuprofen every 4 to 6 hours as needed.
  • If you cannot use an anti-inflammatory painkiller, we recommend using two extra strength Tylenol tablets

If you experience discomfort that cannot be relieved with regular pain medication or you notice increased swelling, please contact our office. Our endodontists may prescribe a stronger pain medication or antibiotic.