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Our practice is following special guidelines to remain open for patients requiring non-elective dental procedures. Our staff will have special questions and protocols for you to follow upon scheduling an appointment.
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Aftercare


If you are looking for an endodontist in Utah, our team of professionals is experienced in general procedures and complex oral surgeries. At Greater Endodontics, our goal is to provide you with a healthy smile while minimizing pain and discomfort. Our anesthetics team keeps patients relaxed and pain free during dental procedures or oral surgeries. Once your procedure is complete, however, you should expect some healing time. Simple procedures like cleanings or fillings generally feel better right after your anesthesia wears off, but more complex surgeries will need longer healing time.

While each procedure is different, we recommend the following basic aftercare tips:

  • Don’t chew on the side of your mouth that is numb from anesthetic, or you could accidentally bite your tongue or cheek.

  • Rest for at least 24 hours and drink plenty of fluids.

  • Your mouth may feel sore for a few days after, depending on your procedure. Take pain medications as your dentist recommends.

  • If you have had an extraction, you will need to follow careful instructions regarding the formation of your blood clot.

  • Eat soft foods and warm liquids following oral surgery.

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If you experience difficulty breathing at any time, contact EMS (911).


PAIN/INFLAMMATION

Pain and inflammation will peak around day 3 or day 4. After that point, the area in question should start to slowly improve. The area will be tender to the touch for approximately 1-2 weeks.

REMEDIES FOR PAIN

Apply warm wet heat (i.e. warm washcloth) to the cheek where the treatment was performed. DO NOT drink any warm liquids, as they may dissolve the sutures.

Do not use ice, as this will slow the healing process.

Do not use ANY essential oils inside the mouth.

It is recommended that you take Ibuprofen to aid in the healing of the bone and reduce swelling. You may take 800 mg 3-4 times a day. Do not exceed 3200 mg in a 24 hour period. Do not take Ibuprofen if your primary care physician does not allow you to take NSAID's.

HYGIENE CARE

You can gently brush the tooth/teeth where the treatment was performed. but DO NOT brush gums. Please use the soft tooth brush provided. You may brush as normal after a week, but still be gentle in the surgical site for an additional week.

Salt water/saline rinses are encouraged to keep the area clean. Do not swish aggressively, simply let the water/saline bath over the surgical site.

Do not floss or use a water pie in the surgical site.

Do not eat anything granular that could get stuck in the surgical site i.e. strawberries, raspberries, popcorn.

If you have any other questions please call our office at (801) 942-8686.

Trauma Aftercare

While every case is an individual emergency that requires unique care, these are the basic aftercare instructions our endodontics recommend following dental trauma.

Root Canal Aftercare

When it comes to a Utah root canal procedure, Greater Endodontics offers the most up to date, safest technique. Our Gentle Wave treatment combined with the proper root canal aftercare instructions will ensure a fast recovery time.

Implant Aftercare

Your implant should heal within a couple of weeks. Dental implants, when properly cared for, can last up to 15 years. Your Utah dental implant specialist will provide you with any additional aftercare instructions.

Restoration Aftercare

Your dental restoration specialist in Utah will inform you of specific preparation and aftercare instructions depending on the type of dental work you are receiving. Here you can find some general aftercare instructions for restorative dental care work.

Sedation Aftercare

There may be a few side effects after the procedure is completed, and the following aftercare instructions are important for the type of sedation you receive.

What Patients can Expect

We stand out as industry leaders because of our “best in class” diagnosis capabilities as well as our top of the line procedures that result in true and lasting results for our patients. Our patient’s overall experience and level of comfort is also unmatched.

  • Emergency 24/7 Pain Relief
  • GentleWave® Root Canal for Anxious Patients
  • Luxurious Facility
  • Patient Videos
  • Simple Cost Structures
  • Thoughtful aftercare
  • Long-Term Minded Approach
  • Billing & Payment Simplicity
  • Most Insurances Accepted
  • Patient Education
  • Collaboration with your Dentist
  • Peer-to-Peer Education Facility
  • Industry Leading Root Canal/Trauma Experts

Your dentist can fill you in on more aftercare details relating to your specific procedures. As your leading endodontist in Utah, Greater Endodontics offers quality dental care for all types of procedures. From general cleanings to root canal specialists in Utah, we have you covered. If you have questions regarding the aftercare of your procedures, or would like to schedule an appointment, feel free to contact us.

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Chipped Tooth

Most chipped teeth can be repaired with a simple filling and cap. However, a fracture often extends to the roots, exposing the pulp of the tooth. A root canal treatment is usually required to save and restore function to the tooth.

Dislogded Tooth

A tooth becomes dislodged as a result of being pushed sideways out of or into its socket. In order to save the tooth, an endodontic treatment is necessary to reposition and stabilize the tooth. If the pulp of the tooth has been damaged a root canal must be started in addition to medication followed by a permanent a root canal filling or crown placed at a later date.

Avulsed (knocked out) Tooth

If a tooth is completely knocked out of your mouth it is essential to contact an endodontist immediately. The tooth may be saved if treatment is received quickly and critical steps are followed. Pick up the tooth by the biting surface, do not touch the roots, and gently rinse. If possible, place the tooth back into the socket or in a glass of milk in order to prevent it from drying out. Depending on the length of time the tooth was out and how it was stored, an endodontist may be able to replace the tooth and stabilize it with a splint. After the splint has been in place for a period of time a root canal is needed.

Root Fractures

A horizontal root fracture is less common and the healing success largely depends on where the fracture is located. The closer a fracture is to the tip of the root, the greater the chance of success is. Stabilization and medication may be required to begin the healing process followed by the eventual root canal to repair damaged pulp.

Costs & Payment plans


In addition to working with most major dental insurance companies, we are priced competitively and believe we have the best service values in the area. We also offer interest-free payment plans for up to 12 months. Simply fill out the Care Credit application HERE.

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Insurance we accept


We have developed a working relationship with almost every insurance company, and we are the best in our class. We are a preferred provider for over 20 different insurance companies. Chances are, we are the right fit for you and can meet your insurance needs.

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Endodontics Industry Leaders


Learn about our expert endodontists and why they are so dedicated to patient comfort, accurate diagnosis and to providing lasting results, no matter how challenging the procedure.



Endodontics Industry Leaders


Learn about our expert endodontists and why they are so dedicated to patient comfort, accurate diagnosis and to providing lasting results, no matter how challenging the procedure.