Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. Our office offers Nitrous Oxide (N2O2) to put your mind at ease. Please feel free to contact our office in regards to the fee. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure, so you can drive, return to work, etc.

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.

Since we discourage eating after treatment due to pain/swelling, please eat a full 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 other prosthesis, or if you have had rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic the day of your appointment. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

We recommend that ibuprofen (Advil/Motrin) or naproxen sodium (Aleve) be taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 1-2 hours before endodontic therapy.

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be tender for several days after treatment from the procedure. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew excessively on the affected side until your endodontic therapy is completed and your tooth is covered with a protective restoration provided by your restorative dentist. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen.