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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 or school after root canal treatment.   Today, getting root canal treatment is often no more uncomfortable than having a restoration (cavity filled).

Thank You DawnPlease refrain from taking any pain relieving medication, i.e. ibuprofen (Advil), acetaminophen (Tylenol), prescribed pain medication, etc. if we have not yet Evaluated your tooth to determine if you are in need of endodontic treatment.  This will help us test and diagnose accurately. Continue all other medications, including but not limited to, prescribed antibiotics, medication 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.

Eat breakfast or lunch if you normally do.  We mainly request you eat breakfast or lunch because you will be quite numb after your procedure as it proves difficult to eat while you’re numb.  

Pre-Medication Patients: If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication 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 take the appropriate antibiotic one hour before your appointment, regardless if your dentist has prescribed you a round of antibiotics related to possible infection or abscess of your tooth.  If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

We like our patients to feel comfortable and relaxed.  Often, the dental office seems to be on the chilly side.  We recommend you bring a sweater to keep you warm. Feel free to bring headphones/earbuds to listen to your favorite music.  You can also bring a tablet or a book/e-book, etc. to occupy your time while waiting for your treatment.  


If you have any questions, please call our office at (910) 350-3508.

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