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Advanced MicroEndodontics, P.C.

 

General Information

Common Questions

What to bring to the appointment:

·         Referral sheet from your general dentists

·         A list of all prescriptions, non-prescriptions, and herbal medications

·         For those patients requiring antibiotic prophylaxis, please remember to pre-medicate prior to appointment.

·         Dental insurance information; name and address of insurance company, and insured’s social security or ID, and group number.

·         A minor (anyone under the age of 18) will need to be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian. 


Will the treatment be painful?

We will take every measure to ensure that you are comfortable during your procedure. If treatment is needed, we will administer local anesthetic to numb the area. For most patients, the feeling of numbness usually subsides after 2-3 hours.


Will I need to return to your office for follow-ups after the procedure is finished?

Yes, for most root canal treatments, we recommend that patients return to the office 1 year after the procedure was finished. Our office will send a reminder notice to you when you are due for a recall appointment.


Post Operative Instructions

It is normal for your tooth to be sore for the first few days after root canal therapy has been completed.  Initially, soft foods are recommended, as they will provide less discomfort during chewing.  The soreness may continue for a few weeks. It should gradually feel better as the time passes.

You may take over the counter pain medications if needed to manage any discomfort.  If the over the counter pain medicine are not helping to alleviate your symptoms, please call the office.

A very small percentage of patients (less than 5%) experience post-operative swelling in the area that was treated.  If this happens, please call our office immediately.

For female patients, there may be an interaction between antibiotics and oral contraceptives.  If you are presently taking antibiotics or if our office has prescribed them, please use alternative means of birth control for your entire cycle that month.

If you have any questions or concerns following your treatment, please do not hesitate to call our office and follow the prompts for assistance.