Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed using local anesthesia.  We offer the option of either nitrous oxide or oral sedation.  However, we do not combine the two due to inherent risks. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work unless you have taken an oral sedative for the treatment. Vahid A. Atabakhsh, DDS is available for consultation any time 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 at 253-850-6999 prior to your appointment.

Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.

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 can take ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), it does help reduce inflammation and improve anesthetic action when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy. It is also best to avoid caffeine on the day of your appointment as it helps improve anesthesia.

If you have any questions, please call our office at 253-850-6999