Before Endodontic Treatment

Know that you will be comfortable during the procedure as it is performed using local anesthesia. There are usually no restrictions after the procedure concerning driving or returning to work. A 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 there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

It is alright to eat a light breakfast or lunch as applicable, unless you are having the procedure done under oral sedation.

If you have been advised by your physician or dentist to use antibiotic premedication, please make sure you take the appropriate antibiotic on the day of your appointment. More information can be found in our “First Visit” section or at the following link: Current ADA and AHA Recommendations for Antibiotic Prophylaxis.  If there is a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

We understand that it is only natural to take pain relieving medications for a tooth ache.  However, if Dr. Kubelka has not yet diagnosed the source of your pain, taking pain relievers prior to your first visit may alter the result of diagnostic tests.  This may make diagnosis difficult at that visit.  If you have already been diagnosed by Dr. Kubelka, or are returning for a second visit, you can take ibuprofen (Advil), naproxen sodium (Aleve), or acetaminophen (Tylenol) 1-2 hours before endodontic treatment to help minimize inflammation and post-operative discomfort.

If you have any questions, please call our office at Tulsa Office Phone Number 918-494-4144