Treatment Instructions

Before Treatment:

  • The root canal procedure is performed under local anesthesia. This won't affect your ability to drive or return to work after treatment. The doctor will be available should you experience any issues after your procedure.
  • Make sure you eat a full breakfast/lunch on the day of your appointment.
  • Continue taking all medications you take on a regular basis.
  • Take any appropriate antibiotics you may require if your physician advised you to use premedication due to a pre-existing condition (Mitral Valve Prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, rheumatic heart disease or a hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis).

After Treatment:

  • In the first few days after a procedure, the tooth may feel sensitive or slightly different from the rest of the teeth. Sensitivity will most likely occur if there was pain or infection before the procedure. This sensitivity is completely normal and no cause for concern.
  • Any discomfort can be relieved with over-the-counter or prescription medication. Follow Dr. Habas' instructions carefully regarding post-treatment medication. If you feel severe, painful pressure or pain that lasts for more than a few days, call our office.
  • We will send your general dentist a report of your treatment once we finish. Until your general dentist restores your tooth, you shouldn't chew or bite on the treated tooth because it will be especially susceptible to fracture. Please call and schedule an appointment as soon as possible after your treatment with us.
  • After your procedure, we will schedule an appointment one year in the future for a healing check-up. This will only take a few minutes, and we won't charge you any additional fees.