Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using 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 prior to dental appointments, 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.

Taking pain medication (ibuprofen, Tylenol, etc.) prior to your appointment could mask the symptoms that we are trying to diagnose. If your symptoms are mild or vague, it might be best not to take anything for several hours prior to your appointment. If your symptoms are stronger or well localized, do not try to suffer through it. Make sure to tell us what medications you are taking. Please call us if your symptoms are severe, we will make every effort to get you in and relieve your pain. If you are taking prescription pain medications, please have someone else drive you to your appointment. Taking pain medication prior to your appointment will not improve the “painlessness” of the procedure – we use local anesthetics to accomplish this. If you take aspirin, do not place it on the gum tissues to dissolve. This will cause a burn. Swallow the pills just as with any other oral medication.

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