Berman Endodontics, LLC

Dr. Svetlana Berman


Specialist in Endodontics

Phone: (317) 815-5552

Fax: (317) 815-5571


704 Adams Street, Suite D
Carmel, IN 46032
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We are located in Park Place Plaza at the East end of the parking lot

Recommendations on this page are general and may not apply to your case.
Since cases are vary in complexity, please follow specific advice given by our staff.

One visit root canal treatment (RCT):

We have finished the root canal treatment (RCT). On top of the root canal filling, there is a sponge and a temporary filling. The temporary filling is good for up to one month.

Two visit root canal treatment (RCT):

Most RCTs are done in one visit, but for difficult and very infected cases treatment may require two appointments.

If we told you that the tooth needs to be treated in two appointments, please know that the root canal treatment is not finished yet,

but we have placed an antibacterial temporary paste in the canals and a temporary filling. Your second appointment should be scheduled in 7-10 days to finish the RCT and after that you can go back to your dentist for a permanent filling.

Right after the appointment you can drink, but please do not eat for an hour, so the temporary filling will set. Also, please wait until the numbness is gone, so you will not bite your cheek and lips. Please do not chew gum, hard or crunchy foods on this tooth.

This tooth could be sensitive to biting for up to one week. If after a few days you do not have pain in this area, please call your dentist to schedule a permanent filling and, if your dentist recommends, a crown. Permanent fillings and crowns can be placed in 7-10 days, but no later than one month after the appointment, if no pain or any other problem is present.

If the RCT was done through the permanent crown, your dentist will consult with you regarding a need in a new crown.

For pain control please take, if you can, 2-3 Advil (Ibuprofen 200mg) every 6 hours for 1-2 days. If you have throbbing pain the first day, you can take the prescription medication we gave you, between the hours you take Advil.

Prescription medications have a narcotic component that will make you drowsy (so you will not be able to drive), and may cause nausea and upset stomach (please take with food).

If antibiotics are prescribed, please use them as instructed or if you begin having constant, throbbing pain or swelling. In that case, please contact our office.

For patients taking oral contraceptives:

Antibiotics might make birth control pills ineffective for a following month.

After hours you can leave a message for Dr. Berman at (317) 698-6957 and she will call you back.

Patients with allergies to medications and with specific medical problems will receive specific instructions to accommodate their needs. Once we have finished your treatment we will send x-rays and a written report to your referring dentist. Follow-up evaluation with us is recommended in 6 months. (sometimes this can be done by your dentist during your recall exams)

Your health is our main priority, and we hope that we have helped to maintain it.