Your Endodontist has performed an Incision and Drainage procedure today. A small drain has been placed which will be removed in a few days. If it falls out before your next appointment, just keep the area clean and rinse with warm salt water. Do not lift your lip or drink anything through a straw. No heat or cold pack should be applied. The discomfort can be relieved with over the counter or prescription medications. If you have excessive bleeding or you notice the swelling is getting worse, please contact the office immediately.