Before Endodontic Treatment
This procedure will typically be performed using only local anesthesia, unless other special arrangements have been discussed such as nitrous oxide, or oral sedation. With local anesthesia, there are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.
Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.
If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication for any reason, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.
If you can take ibuprofen (Advil), it does help reduce inflammation when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 3 tablets 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.*
*Please note: If you or your dentist have difficulty in localizing the source of your pain, DO NOT take any of the above mentioned medications for at least 4 hours prior to your consultation appointment with us so that we can more accurately and thoroughly determine the source of your pain.