Before Endodontic Treatment
This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. If you require sedation we offer oral sedation as well as Nitrous Oxide (laughing gas). If you require oral sedation you must inform the receptionist as different scheduling is required. With oral sedation the patient will need an escort to and from the office. If oral sedation is not used the patient may drive and return 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.
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.
If you can take ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), it does help reduce inflammation when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.