Thank you for choosing Excelsis Root Canal Specialties for your Root canal treatment. We look forward to taking care of you and making your experience with us comfortable, relaxing and pain free. Here are few things that could help before your visit with us.
- Complete the forms online and plan to be here 10-15 mins before your scheduled appt
- Bring your referral from the general dentist with you
- Wear comfortable clothing
- Take any prescribed medications as usual
- Bring the list of medications with you
- Do not take any pain meds 4-6 hr prior to the appointment so that it can help us diagnose the tooth
- We offer head phones so that you can listen to your favorite music and a comfortable blanket if you need it. If you wish to bring your own headphones and airpods please feel free to bring them with you.
Please plan on spending hour and half to two hours at our practice when you come for your scheduled treatment.
- It is essential for you to return to your general dentist’s office for further treatment and possibly a crown. Do not eat anything for the first hour following the procedure and then eat soft foods only for the rest of the day. It is advisable to chew on the opposite side until treatment is completed. Even if you were not experiencing any discomfort prior to treatment, it is normal for you to experience some degree of discomfort for a few days. This tenderness is normal and is no cause for alarm.
- Discomfort may be alleviated by taking Aleve, ibuprofen (Advil), aspirin, or acetaminophen (Tylenol) as directed. Warm salt water rinses (1/2 teaspoon of salt in 8 ounces of water) may also help. Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above medications or should swelling develop, please contact our office.
- Your root canal treatment however is now completed. The canal or canals have been sealed and nature must now have time to repair the damage that the original irritant produced. Do not chew on the tooth until all the tenderness is gone. Although the roots are permanently sealed, the outer surface is filled with temporary cement, which is hard and may last for many weeks. It is advisable to see your regular dentist within two weeks to restore the tooth permanently. Current research has shown that even newly sealed root canals will be totally contaminated with bacteria if the temporary filling is missing for over three weeks. A final restoration (crown, onlay, filling) will give the tooth its necessary protection. A letter and copy of your final x-ray will be sent to your general dentist. Please contact your general dentist to schedule your permanent restoration.