Before Endodontic Treatment

Your root canal  will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available 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.  If you have requested IV Sedation, take your medications with a sip of water. 

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 have taken your antibiotic one hour prior to 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 before your appointment.  We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.

If you elected to be sedated for your treatment, please follow the special instructions you were given for IV Sedation.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Nashville Office Phone Number 615-383-4455 in Nashville, Cool Springs Office Phone Number 615-371-9559 in Cool Springs or Thompson's Station Office Phone Number 615-721-3720 in Thompson’s Station.