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. A doctor is available for consultation at all times 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. You may also see our Frequently Asked Questions Page.

Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.

If you have been advised by your physician to use antibiotic pre-medication because of hip, knee, cardiac, or other prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you has advised us during your consultation appointment to assure you are taking the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If you have any questions, please call our office prior to your appointment.

As of 2007, The America Heart Association has stated there are very few indications for antibiotics due to mitral valve prolapse (MVP), otherwise known as a “heart murmur.”

You can read the American Heart Association’s Antibiotic Prophylaxis Guidelines HERE.

Prior to Treatment

If you can take ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), it is documented to help reduce inflammation prior to any dental procedure. We recommend following the manufactures suggested dosage of either medication 2-3 hours before endodontic therapy.

Click here to review our information on MANAGING DISCOMFORT Before and After the procedure.