Preparing for Your Root Canal Treatment

A root canal is a dental procedure where the dentist cleans and disinfects the root canal of your tooth. You typically need root canals when you have a deep cavity, a cracked tooth or issues related to previous dental work. If you need any form of dental treatment, contact Dr. Momongan and his staff in Lincoln Park, IL. He provides a wide range of dental services to keep your teeth healthy and strong.

If you need a root canal procedure, you are probably experiencing symptoms such as severe pain when chewing, sensitivity to hot or cold, a chipped or cracked tooth, swollen and painful gums, dark-colored gums or pimples located on the gums. Keep reading to learn how to prepare for a root canal treatment.

How to Prepare for a Root Canal

Before you undergo a root canal, ask your dentist questions about the procedure. He will explain what will happen during your root canal. The dentist will also tell you if you there are alternate treatment options.

If you have a root canal treatment, ask your dentist if you will be prescribed pain medication. If so, go to the pharmacy before your procedure so you won't have to worry about buying the medication post-treatment.

Some patients may choose moderate or deep sedation before undergoing a root canal. If so, discuss your options with your dentist. He or she can help you decide if sedation is right for you.

Eat a good meal before you have a root canal. Several days after your root canal, you may only be able to consume soft foods and liquids. Patients who choose sedation will need to ask their dentist if they are allowed to eat before the root canal procedure.

Schedule Your Appointment

Dr. Momongan and his staff are ready to help you with all your dental needs, including root canals in Lincoln Park in Chicago, IL. Call The Dental Practice of Lincoln Park at  (773) 935-9818 and schedule your appointment today.

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