Instructions before Endodontic Treatment


Prior to having endodontic procedures, including root canal treatment, your endodontic team will give you a set of instructions to follow. The instructions will vary from patient-to-patient due to a number of factors, such as the type of sedation that will be administered, along with any health issues you may have. Following are some general instructions we commonly recommend to our patients at Upper East Side Endodontists in NYC. Of course, feel free to contact our office with any questions or concerns.

  • Continue all medications prescribed by your physician for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and other health issues. With certain health-related cases, we may also prescribe pre-medication.
  • Unless instructed otherwise by your endodontist – and dependent on the sedation that will be administered – you’ll be able to eat a light breakfast or lunch. Drinking plenty of water is also important. Being that root canal treatment is often performed with local anesthesia, it is not necessary to fast unless advised to do so by your endodontist.
  • If necessary, we will call in a prescription for antibiotics.
  • We commonly recommend ibuprofen taken pre-operatively to reduce inflammation. We will give you specific instructions prior to your procedure.

Our skilled and friendly team at Upper East Side Endodontists in NYC is also happy to help you with any questions you may have prior to your treatment regarding our financial policy, insurance information, and more. We want to make the affordability of our services as convenient and stress-free as the treatment itself!

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