Before Endodontic Treatment

Before Endodontic Treatment  in Lake Forest

You can generally carry on with your normal daily activities and meals before endodontic treatment. As the procedure may take an hour or two, it may be best to have a light meal before treatment so you are more comfortable during and after the visit. After the treatment, you may also be numb or a bit sore on chewing, which can delay your next meal. If you have any questions, please reach out at any time.

If you are having IV or Oral sedation as part of your treatment, specific instructions on food and after care will be discussed by your endodontist. Generally you will need a ride to the office and back home because you will be in an altered state.

If you have a medical condition such as high blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems, or any other, and are on medication, you may continue taking your medicines as directed by your physician. We suggest discussing management of your blood thinners with us or your physician prior to your treatment. Your doctor may advise that you take a dose of antibiotics prior to treatment if you have had mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur or valve repair; or hip, knee, or other major joint replacement. You may also require an antibiotic if you have had rheumatic heart disease, or if you are on immunosuppressant medication or have an immune disorder.

Normally, you can drive after the endodontic treatment or surgery, and do not require a transport arrangement. You can generally carry on with your normal daily routines on the same day. If you have any lingering questions before or after treatment, our doctors are always available to answer them for you.