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Flint Hills Endodontics


General Information

What to expect.

Your visit will begin with a comprehensive consult and examination.  At that time we will examine the problem area, take diagnostic films, decide whether your tooth is in need of root canal treatment, and review your options.


Pre-Treatment Instructions:

Continue all medications for blood pressure, diabetes, thyroid problems and any other condition as recommended by your physician.  If you have a question, please call our office prior to your appointment.

  • Pre-medicate with antibiotics if you have been advised by your physician or dentist to do so.
  • If you have a need to pre-medicate with a sedative, please call our office prior to your appointment.
  • Eat regular meals before your appointment.
  • If you were given x-rays or a referral card by your general dentist, please bring them to your appointment.
  • All patients under the age of 18 must be accompanied by a parent/legal guardian.

Post -Treatment Care

It is normal to feel tenderness in the area over the next few days during the healing process.  The intensity and duration is dependent upon the level of discomfort prior to treatment due to the condition of the tooth and nearby tissues.  Symptoms usually respond very well to over-the-counter pain medications - if you have pain that is not resolved with medications, then please inform our office.

Guidelines for Post-Treatment Care:

  • Avoid eating with the tooth for a day to avoid dislodging the temporary filling and to prevent soreness.
  • Your tooth may have limited remaining tooth structure after treatment  Be careful when biting or chewing hard foods to avoid tooth fracture until your final filling or crown can be placed permanently which will protect your tooth.
  • Be cautious if eating with your numb lip or tongue
  • Call your general dentist to make an appointment for the permanent restoration - this should be completed within a month.