Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. If you are having surgical root canal therapy (most treatments are non-surgical), please inform the endodontist if you are taking any medications such as blood thinners (e.g., Coumadin, Plavix, Aspirin) or osteoporosis/bone density medications (e.g., Fosomax, Actonel, Bolivia, Recast, Prolia). There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.

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 before dental treatment, please do so on the day of your appointment. Reasons for taking antibiotics before dental treatment can include joint replacements (e.g., hip, knee) and certain heart conditions, among other reasons. If there is a question, please call your physician or 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.

Please wear comfortable clothing if possible, and allow yourself plenty of time before and after treatment in case there are other commitments in your schedule.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Administrative Office Phone Number 763-767-6108