Patient Information

Treatment Instructions


Patient Information


Root Canal Treatment will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. The doctor is available 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 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 because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, 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.

After Completion of Endodontic Treatment:

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be slightly tender for a period of time, which is unique for each patient. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm. Do not chew food on the affected side until your general dentist has completed the final restoration on your tooth. You may continue your regular dental hygiene regimen. Discomfort may be alleviated by taking ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. NOTE: Alcohol intake is not advised while taking any of these medications. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact this office immediately. When you call, please have your pharmacy number available.

We will send a report of your completed treatment to your general dentist.
If a final restoration is necessary, it should be placed as soon as possible to protect your tooth against fracture and decay. Please telephone your dentist for an appointment.

You will be asked to schedule an appointment for a six month healing check. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged.


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