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How We Prepare Patients for a Root Canal Procedure

As a trusted expert in all things related to dentistry in Concord, NC, the staff at Clifford C. Compton III DDS, PA makes sure that all of our patients are safe and comfortable before, during, and after each visit. However, we understand that some discomforts brought on by complications that require a root canal treatment can cause anxiety to some.

If you’ve got a root canal procedure coming up, our family dentistry clinic is happy to provide the advise that we give to our patients prior to their root canal treatment.

Follow Your Dentist’s Instructions

Dentistry is a highly regulated field, and your dentist will likely have specific instructions for you before your procedure. You are also encouraged to ask questions to help you make informed decisions.

Pain Medication

Many patients are understandably nervous about having a root canal procedure. Emergency dentistry procedures such as the one you are about to undergo can help alleviate some of your fears by offering sedation services for particularly anxious patients. To ensure you remain as relaxed and comfortable as possible, you must know about any medication before your treatment begins.

Many dentists will allow you to take over-the-counter pain medications prior to getting your root canal done, especially if these painkillers are part of TMD/TMJ treatments.

Get Enough Sleep

It’s important to be well-rested before any type of medical procedure, no matter how safe or minor the treatment. However, restful sleep might be difficult to achieve if you’re suffering from sleep apnea. Luckily, our clinic can assist and provide you with the proper dental appliance should you need one. This way, you can be well-rested, which will also help you stay calm throughout treatment.

Stock up on the Right Food

Whether you’re getting dental implants or a root canal procedure, be sure to eat a proper meal prior. This is so you won’t be nauseous due to the meds you might be put on after.

Contact Clifford C. Compton III DDS, PA before your root canal procedure for more information.