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Before Endodontic Therapy

This procedure is performed using local anesthesia. Usually, there are 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 a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic pre-medication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), congenital heart problems, 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.
We prefer you eat breakfast or lunch before your appointment.  You will be numb following the visit and unable to eat.