Pre and Post-Op Care

Pre-op

Pre and Post-Op CareThe most common endodontic procedure is root canal therapy. This is performed using a local anaesthetic.

Most medications will not interfere or cause any adverse interaction with the anaesthetic. If you have any specific concerns please contact your local physician or speak with our specialists.

Before the procedure there are no requirements to abstain from food, unless directly advised to by your endodontist. Please eat and drink as you would on any other day.

Post-op

Immediately afterwards
A local anaesthetic may be administered for your treatment, in which case there are generally no restrictions to driving or working afterwards.

Following treatment, some patients may feel dizzy or disoriented after a lengthy treatment session, however, this should be short-lived. Consider having a friend or family member pick you up after the procedure. If you feel uncomfortable about driving immediately following your dental procedure, our clinic can call for a taxi service.

Your endodontist may advise the use of some medication to alleviate pain or inflammation should the need arise. On occasion, you may be given a prescription for pain-killers or antibiotics.

Caring for Your Teeth
After the procedure, be sure to continue with your routine of oral hygiene.

Avoid any overly hot or overly cold foods whilst the local anaesthesia is still in effect. It is possible to bite your lip or tongue whilst they are numb. Soft foods may be recommended, especially if the tooth has been very tender prior to treatment.

Contact
Your specialist will provide you with specific advice about your procedure.

If you experience any problems after the procedure, please do not hesitate to call our doctors for advice.

If you have a dental emergency requiring immediate attention, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Our contact numbers are:
City - (07) 3003 0311
Toowoomba - (07) 4639 6533
Southport - (07) 5503 0794

Our office hours are 8am to 5pm Monday to Friday

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