Before Endodontic Treatment
This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. Nitrous oxide is available upon request. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. Dr. Thompson 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 you have certain heart conditions, have had any artificial joints placed, or 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 (400 mg) of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.