Before Root Canal Treatment
If you are coming for an evaluation, please do not take any painkillers beforehand for at least 12 hours (or more if possible) as this may impede a proper diagnosis. If there is a question on this, please call our office prior to your appointment.
Root canal treatment can generally be performed using local anesthesia. If you are anxious, this can be supplemented with Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas) or oral sedation.
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.