Before Treatment

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide or sedative drugs are available for anxiety relief. If you're fearful and want oral sedation please let us know as soon as possible to help expedite your treatment.  You'll need a trusted friend to drive you from your appointment.  Oral sedation (valium or halcion) work extremely well for dental anxiety (claustrophobia and dental phobia from traumatic experiences). There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work unless, of course, you get sedated.  Plan on the entire day off of work or normal activities if you sedate with valium or halcion.  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.

Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.

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.