Before Treatment Instructions
BEFORE ENDODONTIC TREATMENT
This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. 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 you have any questions, 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 a heart condition or hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment.
If you can take ibuprofen (Advil) or acetaminophen (Tylenol), it does help reduce inflammation when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.
If you have been prescribed an oral sedative to be taken prior to treatment, please take only as directed. You are required to have a known companion bring you to the appointment and to deliver you home immediately following the appointment.
If you have any questions, please call our office at 425-482-9211.