Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia (“Novocain”).  Please eat a full breakfast or lunch at least an hour before your appointment, as it is advised not to eat after your visit, because of your numbness.  

Wear loose, comfortable clothing.

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.

If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), 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 normally pre-medicate with an antibiotic before dental treatment, please remember to do so for your endodontic treatment. 

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, unless you have a toothache.  If Dr. Marshall must determine which tooth is causing your problem please do not take any medication for a few hours before your appointment, as it might mask your symptoms and it might be impossible to make a diagnosis. 

If you have any questions, please call our office at 603-624-9786