Before and after treatment
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. 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 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.
After Completion of Endodontic Treatment
Congratulations! By saving your tooth with root canal treatment, you have made a significant step towards better oral health. Endodontic treatment has now been completed and the root canal system has been sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration.
- A follow-up restoration must be placed to protect your tooth against fracture and re-infection. We recommend that you see your dentist within 2–4 weeks after Root Canal Therapy for the final restoration.
- Do not chew on the treated tooth until the final restoration has been placed. Please telephone your restorative dentist for an appointment.
- A complete follow up report including X-rays will be sent to your general dentist. Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the check-up visit. Your follow-up will be scheduled between 6 and 12 months following your root canal therapy.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Kenwood Endodontics Phone Number 513-394-6299