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.