After completion of endodontic treatment

Endodontic treatment has now been completed, and the root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface of the tooth is sealed with a temporary filling. A final restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture or failure of the treatment.

A full report of the treatment will be sent to your dentist. Please contact him or her to complete the restoration of your tooth. A follow-up appointment with your endodontist is included to evaluate the healing process of the tooth. This follow-up will only take a few minutes, and is provided at no extra charge.

Your tooth is more prone to fracture as long as the crown is not in place. You should chew on the other side until your dentist has placed the final protective restoration.

Certains médicaments, tels l’ibuprofène (Advil) ou le naproxène (Aleve), peuvent réduire l’inflammation et diminuer les risques de douleur postopératoire lorsqu’ils sont pris avant le traitement. Nous recommandons 2 comprimés de médicaments 1 à 2 heures avant le traitement endodontique.


The procedure will be performed using a local anaesthetic, which will allow you to drive and return to work immediately following treatment.

Continue to take any medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other existing conditions as prescribed by your physician.

Certain medications such as ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) can help reduce inflammation and postoperative pain when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets 1-2 hours before endodontic treatment.

Certain medications such as ibuprofen (Advil) and naproxen (Aleve) can help reduce inflammation and postoperative pain when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets 1-2 hours before endodontic treatment.


Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for several days following treatment. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until your endodontic treatment is completed and your tooth is properly restored by your dentist. You should continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil) 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 CESL immediately.

You can contact CESL at any time of the day or evening. When you call, please have your pharmacy number available. If you have any questions, please call the clinic at (514) 587-6696.

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Endodontics is a specialized branch of dentistry that deals with the inside of the teeth. It is concerned with the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the dental pulp and periapical tissues (the bone surrounding the roots). When you look at your tooth in the mirror, what you see is the crown. The rest of the tooth, hidden beneath the gum line, is called the root. Though the outer portion of the root is a hard tissue, the inside channel or “root canal” contains a pulp of soft tissue, blood vessels and nerves. Bacteria can be introduced into the pulp as a result of tooth decay, tooth fracture or other problems, which can severely damage the pulp. When that happens, an endodontist removes the diseased pulp to save the tooth and prevent further infection. After endodontic treatment, the tooth continues to perform normally.

No. While X-rays will be necessary during your endodontic treatment, we use an advanced computerized system called digital radiography that produces far lower radiation levels than those of conventional dental X-ray machinery. These digital images can be optimized, archived, printed and sent to other dental specialists via e-mail.
There is no need for concern. We adhere to the most rigorous standards of infection control advocated by the Ordre des Dentistes du Québec and the Canadian Dental Association.
When your root canal treatment has been completed, a detailed record will be sent to your treating dentist. You should contact his or her office for a follow-up restoration a few weeks after completion of treatment at CESL. Your dentist will decide on what type of restoration is necessary to protect your tooth. In addition, you will be given a follow-up with your endodontist to evaluate the healing process of your tooth. This follow-up will only take a few minutes, and is provided at no extra charge.

1- Dental operating microscopes:

In addition to digital radiography, we use dental operating microscopes. These provide magnification and illumination to help your endodontist see tiny details inside your tooth, with more than ten times the magnification and resolution of an ordinary microscope. In addition, a video camera on the microscope can be used to record images of your tooth to further document the findings.

2- 3-dimensional imaging/CBCT

Cone beam CT imaging (CBCT) has become an essential tool for successful diagnosis and treatment planning in endodontics. With its ability to produce high-quality 3-dimensional representations of a specific area of the mouth, it provides important information that is impossible to obtain using 2-dimensional radiographs.
It is a good idea to arrive a few minutes early for your appointment in order to fill out the usual medical forms. Your initial appointment will consist of a review of your medical and dental history, followed by digital x-rays and a clinical examination. We will then explain your diagnosis and treatment options, and will take the time to make sure that all of your questions are answered.
Depending on the situation, we will determine whether treatment can begin during this first consultation. Some situations may require a second appointment, to allow us enough time to complete the specific treatment you need.
Be sure to bring the following information on your first visit to CESL:
  • Your referral slip and X-rays (if the referral was not made online),
  • A list of any medications you are presently taking.