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First Visit

Your first appointment will consist of a consultation explaining your diagnosis and treatment options. Treatment can usually be done the same day as the consultation. However, a complex medical condition or treatment plan will require that treatment is completed at a seperate appointment.


  • Your referral slip and any X-rays, if applicable.
  • A list of medications you are currently taking.
  • Medical or dental insurance information, if applicable.  
  • Patients under the age of 18 years of age must be accompanied by a parent or guardian.
Before Endodontic Treatment

Your procedure will be performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work.

Surgery patients should be advised that on occasion, there may be slight swelling or bruising. Social engagements should be planned accordingly.

Continue all medications as recommended by your physician for any conditions you may have. If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication, 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.

Please eat a full breakfast or lunch.

Home Care Instructions

Your tooth and surrounding gum tissue may be sore for several days afterwards. This is due to the previous conditions of your tooth and the manipulation during treatment. This tenderness is normal and will subside within a few days. It is best to avoid chewing in this area until a permanent restoration is placed.


  • Take 600mg of Ibuprofen (Advil, Motrin) every 6 hours. The maximum adult doseage is 3200mg in a 24 hour period.
  • Take 1000mg of Acetaminophen (Tylenol) every 8 hours. The maximum adult doseage is 3000mg in a 24 hour period.
  • IMPORTANT: Alcohol consumption is not advised while taking these medications.

Should you experience discomfort that cannot be controlled with the above listed medications, or should swelling develop, please contact our office immediately at (440) 255-7500. If you need to call after hours, please have the phone number of your preferred pharmacy available.

After Endodontic Treatment

Endodontic treatment has now been completed. The root canal system has been permanently sealed. However, the outer surface is sealed with a temporary restoration. Please call your general dentist AS SOON AS POSSIBLE to schedule for a permanent restoration. The success of your endodontic procedure is dependant on the timely placement of a seal by your dentist.

Included in your treatment is a follow-up examination to evaluate the progress of healing. This appointment will require only a few minutes and no additional fee will be charged for the first check-up visit.