Before Endodontic Treatment
Prepare for Your Uptown Dallas TX Endodontic Procedure
Read the information below to prepare for your endodontic treatment. Call our office if you have any questions: 214-826-2364.
Procedures are usually performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment. Please see below for further options to treat anxiety.
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: 214-826-2364.
Food and Premedications
Important: 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: 214-826-2364.
If you can take ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) 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.
Although root canals are virtually painless, we understand some patients have dental phobia. If you are fearful of the procedure, we can offer different levels of anxiolysis. We can use nitrous oxide/ oxygen inhalation (laughing gas), which will help to alleviate mild anxiety; you can drive yourself to and from the appointment.
For the moderately fearful patient, we can offer a pre-operative oral anxiolytic. This is usually a benzodiazepine, Halcion (triazolam), which is similar to Valium and administered in-office 1 hour prior to your treatment time. You must have a competent adult chaperon bring you to and from the appointment, and said chaperon must remain in the office during the entire appointment.
For the most highly anxious patient, we can offer intravenous (IV) sedation. This sedation is administered and monitored by a qualified, licensed dental anesthesiologist. Also, for IV sedation, you must have a competent adult chaperon bring you to and from the appointment, who will also remain in the office during the appointment.
Additional Sedation Information
There are additional fees for each type of anxiolysis. Oral and IV sedation will require a consultation visit prior to any treatment.
If you have any questions, please call our office at Dallas Uptown Endodontics Phone Number 214-826-2364.