Thank you for selecting our office for your endodontic treatment.
We look forward to caring for you and making your experience exceptional (easy and comfortable)! Root canal therapy in our office is much like a routine dental procedure with your general dentist.
Here are a few suggestions to help you prepare for your visit:
Plan on being in our office for approximately 2 hours. Treatment is performed with local anesthesia so you can drive to and from the office unless special arrangements have been made to take sedative medications.
Endodontic Post-Care Instructions
Thank you for selecting our office for your root canal therapy. We congratulate you on your decision to care for yourself and save your tooth. Please follow the post-care guidelines below and contact our office with any questions:
Some discomfort following the root canal is normal for several days after the treatment. In some cases, the tooth and surrounding tissue may be sore for a few weeks following the treatment.
This Section is Very Important, Please Read Carefully
While flare-ups are rare, they occur about 5% of the time and cause significant pain. They occur with teeth that are extremely irritated and/or infected or with teeth that have a history of prior treatment. These sometimes occur randomly, even on patients that have had root canals done in the past without problems. If you experience moderate to severe pain, swelling, throbbing or general discomfort; please contact our office. You may be prescribed additional medication, such as antibiotics and pain management medication, and/or you may be asked to come to the office for further treatment. Should you experience any of these symptoms, please contact the office, even after hours.
After Microsurgery Treatment
Medications Following Surgery
Ibuprofen – take 2-3 tablets every 4-6 hours as needed
Tylenol (or acetaminophen type medication) - you have been given 2 tablets in the office. Take
2 additional tablets every 4-5 hours until bedtime
Peridex- Starting the morning after day of surgery, rinse twice daily as directed.
NOTE: ALCOHOL INTAKE IS NOT ADVISED WHILE TAKING ANY MEDICATIONS.