Before Endodontic Treatment

This procedure will be performed with great care by Dr. Baer using local anesthesia.  Your comfort is Dr. Baer’s first priority.  If you require or would like to request laughing gas (nitrous oxide) or IV sedation for anxiety or any other reason, please let Dr. Baer know prior to your day of treatment. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work except for IV sedation. The doctor is available for consultation at all times should a problem arise after your treatment.

Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other conditions as recommended by your physician.  If you have allergies or are usually congested, we recommend to take decongestants the morning before and day of your dental appointment.  If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

Please eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.

If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication because of mitral valve prolapse (MVP), heart murmur, hip, knee, cardiac or other prosthesis, or if you have rheumatic heart disease, please make sure you are on the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

If you can take ibuprofen (Advil) or naproxen sodium (Aleve), it does help reduce inflammation when taken pre-operatively. We recommend 2 tablets of either medication 2-4 hours before endodontic therapy.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Kingwood Office Phone Number 281-359-3636