Patient Instructions

Dr. Lee explaining patient instructions to a patientIf you are in need of a root canal it is important to read through these patient instructions so you can set yourself up for a successful procedure and recovery. The most important thing for you to do is to make sure that your endodontist is a board-certified endodontist. A root canal is a very complex and precise procedure that makes it almost an art. Endodontists are dentists that have chosen to take additional training to specialize in the root canal procedure. So it is important to make sure that you endodontist is actually board-certified. After you find a board-certified endodontist, make sure that you read through the patient instructions pertaining to your procedure.

Reading the patient instructions is critical to setting yourself up for a healthy recovery. We know that there is a lot of information to read and comprehend as a patient. This is why we have compiled all of the critical pieces of information that you need to know before, during, and after your treatment. We broke the information up to make it more convenient for you to find no matter where you are.

  1. Before Endodontic Treatment – One thing you should do before your endodontic treatment is have a pre-appointment conversation with your dentist to make sure that you have a plan-of-care in place. Read more >>
  2. Post-Operative Instructions – Things to be aware of following root canal therapy: dull pain, tooth sensitivity, rough areas, and minor swelling. Read more >>
  3. Endodontic Treatment After Care – Once your root canal system has been permanently sealed during a root canal therapy procedure, there are several things you will need to do afterward to avoid further complications. Read more >>