• HOW LONG DOES A ROOT CANAL TAKE? - New patient consultation and treatment appointments are typically scheduled 1 1/2 hours. Actual treatment time averages 45 minutes to 1 hour.

  • CAN I RETURN TO WORK? - Yes, you can return to work, school ect.. You will just be numb for several hours after the procedure. Advil, Aleve or Tylenol is typically recommended.

  • DO YOU PUT ME TO SLEEP? - No, Local anesthetic is given to achieve complete numbness. Oral sedation is used for patients with dental treatment anxiety.

  • WHEN SHOULD I SCHEDULE WITH MY GENERAL DENTIST? - We recommend an average of two weeks healing time between root canal treatment and any necessary restorative procedures.

  • WHY IS MY TOOTH SORE TO BITE? - The tooth may be tender for several days up to a few weeks. This is a result of inflammation setting in, which is part of the healing process. BITE TENDERNESS IS NORMAL, there is no cause for alarm.