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After leaving the dentist's office, continue to practice good dental care. Routine and prompt follow-up appointments with the dentist should relieve dental pain faster.
When the patient leaves the emergency department, he or she should take the medications as prescribed and keep their follow-up appointment. If the patient has any concerning signs or symptoms, call the doctor.
Stopping smoking may help improve some dental conditions. If the patient is having trouble quitting, talk to the doctor about assistance.
Sara B. Trepanier, MD
Ann S. Chinnis, MD
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