The recovery after most endodontic procedures is the same as typical dental treatment such as a crown or filling. You can go back to work, school or do whatever you normally do. Some patients have no pain and others may have mild discomfort that is usually eased by over the counter pain medication. Specific instructions will be given to each patient before they leave the office, as well as Dr. Spradley’s personal cell phone number so that any questions or concerns can be addressed. Most patients will need to schedule a visit with their family dentist for a permanent crown or restoration.