We know you will be wondering about both before and after your root canal treatment, how to prepare, and what to expect.
First, Before: We have developed the following list to assist you as you prepare for your root canal appointment:
- Please ensure that you have your current insurance information before your appointment.
- Pre-medicate, if you normally do, before dental appointments.
- Eat regular meals before your appointment, unless having I.V. sedation.
- If you are given X-rays or a referral card by your general dentist, please bring them to your appointment.
- Please contact our office for any questions about payment requirements before your appointment.
- You can save additional time by filling out our patient registration form before your appointment.
For a form you can complete online, CLICK HERE.
Here’s What to Expect After Your Root Canal Treatment
You might experience some tenderness to biting after a root canal, however, this sensitivity is usually relieved by over-the counter or prescription medication. A doctor from our office is always on call should you have a dental emergency. Unless you’ve had some type of sedation, you will be fine to drive home after your treatment.
Many Endodontic procedures are performed to relieve the pain of toothaches caused by inflammation or infection. With modern techniques and anesthetics most patients report that they are comfortable during the procedure.
For the first few days after treatment, your tooth may feel sensitive, especially if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medications. Follow your Endodontist instructions carefully.
Your tooth may continue to feel slightly different from your other teeth for some time after your Endodontic treatment is completed. However, if you have severe pain or pressure, or pain that lasts more than a few days, please call our office. 520-322-0800.
Also you can expect Amy or one of our staff to call you the day after your treatment to check on you and answer any questions you may have.