So your dentist has told you need to have a root canal procedure. You should have some ideas as to what will happen during the procedure, and what to do before root canal. Here are some tips that will help you during your root canal at our dental clinic in Vancouver:
- Wear loose fitting clothing. Make sure that you’re dressed comfortably for this procedure.
- You should ask your dentist about taking any medication prior to the root canal.
- Avoid taking aspirin 10 days before your root canal procedure. However, if you’re taking aspirin as part of a regiment, please inform your dentist. Your physician will need to be consulted regarding any changes to your regiment.
- If you’re on any other types of medication, it’s best to inform your dentist. If you have any questions, please contact us.
- Make sure that you’ve had enough food. This is because you will likely be unable to eat because of the numbness. But avoid eating or drinking 8 hours before your procedure.
- Refrain from smoking at least 24 hours before your treatment. You should also avoid drinking alcohol.
- Get a good night’s sleep.
- Maintain your dental routines. That means brushing your teeth regularly and flossing. This will help the healing process, post-procedure.
- If you have dental anxiety or dental phobia, you should ask your dentist about sedation dentistry.
- Ask your dentist about what happens after the procedure. If you’ve opted for sedation dentistry and general anaesthesia was used, you may need to make travel arrangements.
While these tips may help you, the best thing that you can do is to ask your Vancouver dentist what you should do before the procedure. This way, you can minimize any discomfort that you may have during your root canal at our Vancouver clinic. If you have any questions, please call us at 604-255-4001.