New patient forms and policies.

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Prepare to smile again.

What to expect.

If you’ve never had a root canal, here are a few things to help prepare for your procedure and recovery.

Before Treatment


Root canals are performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions concerning driving or returning to work. A doctor is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise post treatment.


Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physican. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment. Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as you can expect the procedure to last at least 90 minutes.

You may wish to take some ibuprofen a few hours before your procedure to help ease pain and swelling.

After Treatment

After root canal treatment has been completed, your level of discomfort depends on your level of tolerance. Follow through with after-treatment care instructions. Although some patients experience no pain, some discomfort is normal. Reduction of inflammation will in turn reduce pain.

What we recommend

Before the anesthetic wears off, take anti-inflammatory medication for the first 48 hours.


600-800 mg every 4-6 hours

TYLENOL (If you are allergic to ibuprofen)

2 tablets every 4 hours


Do not chew or bite on the treated tooth until it has been restored by your dentist.

On the day of treatment, limit your diet
to foods that require no chewing.

Sensitivity to pressure and soreness to biting pressure will gradually subside.

This may take a few weeks.


Continue to brush and floss in order for
the tissue around the tooth to stay healthy.

The tissue around the tooth will be
sensitive, be gentle. Rinse with warm salt water (1/4 tsp. per oz. of water)

Do not apply heat to the outside of
your face under any circumstance.

Other Medications


If prescribed, take as directed until all medication has been taken.

Pain Medication

If prescribed, take as needed and as directed.

Birth Control Pills

Be aware that antibiotics inhibit the effectiveness of birth control pills.

If you have any reactions, discontinue immediately and notify the office.


Do not delay

Within 2 weeks of your root canal treatment, we recommend a crown be placed by your dentist.


Provides a protective “shell” to help prevent the tooth from cracking and breaking.

Restores the tooth to its natural structure and appearance.

If you have other concerns, questions, or symptoms to report, please contact us.

Our Financial Policy

Insurance Information

Our office will be happy to file your insurance for you. We will verify your insurance benefits prior to your appointment and contact you to review your out-of-pocket expenses.

Payment Information

For your convenience we accept Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, CareCredit, Check, and Cash. We deliver the finest care at the most reasonable cost to our patients, therefore payment is due at the time service is rendered. Please remember you are fully responsible for all fees charged by this office regardless of your insurance coverage.

Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We’re here when you need us.