Instructions

Before Endodontic Treatment

Consult with your physician about your current medications. It is recommended you continue with all medications for thyroid issues, blood pressure, diabetes, and any other conditions as recommended by your physician. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office prior to your appointment.

 

You may eat full meals the day of your appointment as you normally would.

 

Some doctors or dentists may advise you to use an antibiotic premedication prior to dental treatment if you have an artificial prosthesis [hip, knee, or heart valve], a congenital heart disease, or because of a previous infection [Infective Endocarditis]. If advised to do so by YOUR PHYSICIAN, please take the appropriate antibiotics [Amoxicillin 2g OR Clindamycin 600mg] approximately 1 hour before your appointment OR up to 2 hours after your appointment. If you have any questions or concerns, please call our office prior to your appointment.

 

Ibuprofen (Advil) or Naproxen Sodium (Aleve) can help reduce post-operative inflammation and pain if taken prior to your endodontic treatment. We recommend taking 2 tablets of Ibuprofen [200mg + 200mg = 400mg] OR 1 tablet of Naproxen Sodium [220mg] WITH YOUR GENERAL PHYSICIAN’S APPROVAL 1 hour before treatment. Please do not take if your physician has advised against taking either medication.

 

Procedures will be performed using local anesthesia. Typically, there are 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 treatment.