Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be tender and become pressure sensitive for up to a week as a result of manipulation during treatment and especially if there was pre-existing pain or infection prior to your care.  This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, 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 our office immediately. If you need to call after hours, please have your pharmacy number available.