What To Do Before Endodontic Treatment

March 5, 2021
The days are counting down and suddenly your appointment for endodontic treatment is right around the corner. Here are a few things you can do to prepare for your visit.

1. Ask any questions you have about endodontic treatment.

If you have concerns, it is best to address them before your visit. The team at James A. Penney III, DDS, PA Endodontics is here to answer them. If we can’t thoroughly answer your question, we will direct you to someone who can.

This could also be a good way to combat your nervousness. Our website is full of information to answer the most common questions about root canals. Read up on the true facts about root canals. Use knowledge, not what-ifs, to help ease your nervousness.

2. Take your regular medications.

If you have any questions about how any of your other health issues will affect your root canal, ask your doctor. You can also call our office with any questions.

Our office number: 501-227-ROOT (7668).

3. Sleep well before your endodontic treatment appointment.

It’s always a good idea to get a good night’s sleep before endodontic treatment. Being well-rested will leave you feeling more confident and less nervous in general. However, many patients have a hard time sleeping before a root canal. The nervous feeling keeps them awake.

Try and calm your nervousness with tip 1. We know that a root canal is virtually painless — and soon you will too.

4. Eat a full breakfast or lunch as applicable.

Here are a few breakfast recipes you might enjoy.

Avocado and Poached Egg Toast

Love avocado toast? Avocado toast is just toast with avocado on it. It usually has a variety of other ingredients to taste. This recipe from The Spruce Eats looks particularly delicious.

The recipe calls for a poached egg. If you’ve never prepared an egg using this method, you should look up some brief instructions beforehand. Overnight Chia Seed Oatmeal

This oatmeal makes for a delicious, wholesome breakfast. You prepare it the night before. It’s ready to go in the morning.

This oatmeal recipe from The Spruce Eats encourages you to choose your own toppings. Although they have some wonderful recommendations.