Before Endodontic Treatment

The root canal procedure is performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation 24 hours should a problem arise after your treatment.

Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If you take blood thinners, please contact your physician to determine if you need to stop taking this medication before your dental visit. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

You may eat a light breakfast or lunch as applicable.

If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or another prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you take the appropriate antibiotic before your appointment. If you have questions, please call our office prior to your appointment.

If you can take over-the-counter ibuprofen or naproxen sodium, these medications can help reduce inflammation when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before your treatment appointment time.